uniko Calls for Release and Fair Trial for Student in Egypt

Universities Austria (uniko) joins Central European University (CEU) in the call for the immediate release of Ahmed Samir Santawy, the CEU student who was arrested in Cairo earlier this month while visiting his family. The student was charged with being a member of a terrorist organization, among other charges, and was held in custody for an additional 15 days last week without a hearing or legal representation. uniko stands alongside CEU in condemning the denial of the student’s right to a fair trial and calls on the Egyptian authorities to grant Ahmed Samir Santawy immediate access to legal aid and to his family.