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Egypt: Students torch Cairo university, one killed

29th Dec 2013

 

Egyptian police shot a student dead Saturday at Cairo’s Al-Azhar university after Islamist students set fire to their university, health ministry officials said.

 

The 19-year-old student was killed as police entered the campus to confront protesters who torched the commerce faculty building, the officials said.

The students entered the building during an exam and set it alight before police and security forces members burst in and fired tear gas and apparently live ammunition.

A police official said 60 of the students were arrested after the fire on the first two floors of the building was brought under control.

The students were trying to stop the exams, which started on Saturday, as part of their protest against the military’s overthrow of Islamist president Mohammed Mursi in July.

They have regularly clashed with police on the university campus.

The violence comes a day after three people were killed in clashes and 265 arrested across Egypt in a crackdown on Brotherhood demonstrations.

The military-installed government has banned protests by Brotherhood members demanding the reinstatement of Morsi, after listing the Islamist movement as a terrorist organization this week.

The interior ministry on Friday said “legal measures are underway in accordance with the cabinet’s listing of the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization.”

The Brotherhood’s designation as a terrorist group carries harsh penalties, with the group’s leaders facing possible death sentences and protesters looking at up to five years in prison.

The movement has held near-daily protests since the military ousted Mursi on July 3, despite a crackdown that has killed more than 1,000 people, mainly Islamists, and seen thousands more arrested.

(AFP, Al-Akhbar)

http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/students-torch-cairo-university-one-killed

 

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