Statement by the Austrian Conference of Private Universities (ÖPUK) on the Arrest of Student Ahmed Samir Santawy

Vienna (OTS) - Ahmed Samir Santawy, a student at CEU private university, remains in custody in Cairo until further notice. The Viennese student was unexpectedly arrested when he entered Cairo, and the legal situation remains unclear. CEU has already contacted governmental and non-governmental human rights organizations, Egyptian authorities and embassies to demand his release. European university conferences and student representatives stand with CEU in their request to a fair trial, legal assistance and contact to family, for Ahmed. The Austrian Conference of Private Universities (ÖPUK) fully supports these demands.