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.
Street protests against the military-backed government have subsided, leaving campus protests as a focal point of political friction.
Two Canadian academics who were detained for seven weeks have been released from an Egyptian prison but are still trapped in the country.
A letter written by the two Canadian academics imprisoned in Egypt details the conditions they and other prisoners live in.
Running conflicts at Egyptian universities have taken the life of another student and spread to include a wider political circle.
Two Canadian professors arrested in Cairo have began a hunger strike to protest their detention without charges.
The military-backed interim government wants to give guards on campuses the power to investigate allegations and turn evidence over to public prosecutors. Many fear the measure could cramp political and academic freedom.
Bandits with 4-wheel drives and automatic weapons are overwhelming poorly guarded museums and archaeological sites and depriving Egyptians of the chance to fully understand their past.
A Canadian professor of emergency medicine and a filmmaker pursuing a doctorate asked Egyptian police for directions. Instead, they got arrested.