Egyptian students detained in Sudan released: Egyptian foreign ministry

Ahram Online , Wednesday 6 Apr 2016

Sudanese authorities have released 26 Egyptian high school students who had been detained in Khartoum on charges of leaking school exams, Egypt's foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

The released students were received by the Egyptian ambassador to Sudan and other members of the Egyptian diplomatic delegation to Khartoum, ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said.  

The Sudanese embassy in Cairo had confirmed on Tuesday that the students, who were among a group of students of mixed nationalities who were arrested on 28 March on suspicion of buying and selling copies of high school exam papers, would be released.

The embassy said the decision to release them came in consideration of the "special and brotherly relations” between Egypt and Sudan.

Sudan will apply only an educational punishment, the embassy said, by depriving the students from participating in this year's high school exams.

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