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Fate of Nile University campus deferred to 18 November

A court has postponed the verdict over the University's disputed land to 18 November

Ahram Online, Sunday 11 Nov 2012
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On Sunday Egypt's Administrative Court postponed the verdict in an ongoing case related to disputes over Nile University land until 18 November.

The court session was attended by students of the university, who had filed the lawsuit to demand their campus back, in addition to students from other universities who attended in solidarity.

The land and facilities which the students are demanding be restored to the university was given to Zewail City for Science and Technology (ZCST), managed by prominent chemist Ahmed Zewail, after the revolution.

A dispute over the land ensued as Nile University students were left without a campus when former Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif, who had granted their university its land, was imprisoned facing corruption charges.

On 28 August, students and faculty members of the private, not-for-profit Nile University (NU) started a sit-in to demand their campus back after it had been transferred to Zeweil. The sit-in was violently dispersed by security forces on 17 September; around four students were arrested and dozens injured during the raid.

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