President of Al-Azhar University Osama Al-Abd said in an interview with Almasry Alyoum that the university punished 1,301 students by dismissing them from college and dorms for their participation in anti-coup protests.
Al-Abd claimed that 750 students have been referred to disciplinary boards, while 131 have been completely expelled from their colleges.
Moreover, he said 150 students have been expelled from their dormitories.
The Azhar University Student Union called on international human rights organisations and NGOs to stand up with hundreds of students facing injustice by the junta-led regime. The Union said that university campuses “have turned into military barracks”, and that students are routinely suppressed and assaulted by security forces located on campus.