Sudan releases Egyptian students accused of leaking exams

Ahram Online , Monday 27 Jun 2016

Twenty-six students were arrested in Sudan over alleged involvement in leaking high school exams

File photo: Egypt's Immigration Minister Nabila Makram Ebeid in Cairo, Egypt, February 29, 2016 (Reuters)

Sudanese authorities released 26 Egyptian students who were detained pending investigations into alleged leaking of high school exam papers, Egypt's foreign ministry said in a statement Monday.

The Egyptians, amongst students of other nationalities, had been arrested by Sudanese authorities over the leaks.

The Egyptian embassy in Khartoum is coordinating with the freed Egyptian citizens who were living in Sudan to repatriate them, the immigration and expatriate affairs assistant minister said.

Egypt's foreign ministry has been in talks with Sudanese authorities on the matter since March.

Expatriate Affairs Minister Nabila Makram also traveled to Sudan to look into the students' arrest in March.


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