An Egyptian court has sentenced two managers to 10 years each in jail over charges related to the food poisoning of hundreds of students last April.
In a difficult time for Al-Azhar University, 38 more students have been sentenced to prison and one student has died as a result of protests.
Court sentences of 17 years in prison for Al-Azhar university student protestors are being viewed by many human-rights lawyers as being exceptionally harsh.
At least 70 professors have been arrested in the Egyptian government’s anti-Muslim Brotherhood crackdown. Opinions are mixed as to the legitimacy of the arrests.
Running conflicts at Egyptian universities have taken the life of another student and spread to include a wider political circle.
As the academic year began at Egypt’s public universities, conflicts flared between supporters of the military-backed government and the Muslim Brotherhood.