Last Update 21:7
Sunday, 22 September 2019

Police only used teargas in Cairo Uni protests: Egypt's interior ministry

Egypt's Ministry of Interior stresses that forces were not deployed on campus where student was killed and journalists injured during Monday clashes, only used tear gas to disperse protests outside the university

Ahram Online, Tuesday 15 Apr 2014
Cairo Uni Clashes
Riot police officers take positions as tear gas is fired during a demonstration by supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi in front of Cairo University in Cairo April 14, 2014 (Photo: Reuters)
Share/Bookmark
Views: 987
Share/Bookmark
Views: 987

The Ministry of Interior stressed on Monday that no police personnel were present inside Cairo University where one student was killed during clashes on Monday and two journalists injured by gunshots.

"Police officers were outside the Cairo University campus using only tear gas to disperse protests outside the main gates of the university," read the statement posted on the ministry's official Facebook page.

The statement added that investigations by the prosecution revealed some protesters on the university campus were in possession of arms.

On Monday, a student died and two reporters suffered gunshots during clashes at Cairo University that erupted between security forces and students loyal to ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.

Minister of Health Adel Adawi visited the two wounded journalists later the same day at Qasr Al-Eini Hospital where they had been transferred soon after sustaining their wounds.

Doctors affirmed that Khaled Hussein, reporter for the local Youm7newspaper, is in stable condition, while Amr Abdel-Fattah, correspondent for private TV channel Sada Al-Balad, remains under medical supervision.

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.