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Israel’s destruction of Palestinian educational institutions in July and August 2014

Follow-up letter of October 7, 2014 (based on UNESCO's Rapid Assessment of Higher Education Institutions in Gaza) to sponsors of international conference for the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, Foreign Affairs Minister of Norway, Børge Brende, and Foreign Affairs Minister of Egypt, Sameh Shoukry, regarding Israel's indiscriminate bombardment and destruction of Palestinian educational institutions in July and August 2014.

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Violations of the rights of university students to engage in lawful, peaceful activism

Letter to Egyptian President Husni Mubarak and Minister of Higher Education Dr. Hany Mahfouz Helal expressing grave concern over numerous recent violations of the rights of university students to engage in lawful, peaceful activism. According to numerous media reports, university security officers and administrators systematically suppressed student activities prior to student union elections on October 18. Students have been verbally abused, beaten, detained, arrested, and suspended.

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Protesting the dismissal of Mr. Ahmad Galal

Letter to Suez Canal University President al-Zoghby protesting the dismissal of Mr. Ahmad Galal, a student in his final year in the Faculty of Medicine. Last April Mr. Galal was the victim of a severe beating by the University Security Forces (USF) for distributing a magazine on campus. Rather than protest against this flagrant violation of academic freedom, a University Disciplinary Committee issued a suspension order against Mr. Galal. No disciplinary action is known to have been taken against the members of the USF involved in the incident.

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Hearings, suspensions, and arrests of university student activists

Letter to His Excellency Muhammad Husni Mubarak regarding hearings, suspensions, and arrests of university students belonging to the Kifaya movement or the Muslim Brotherhood. [Previous letter sent May 7, 2007]

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