Vienna, July 30, 2022
Statement by CEU President and Rector Shalini Randeria
I am overjoyed that our student Ahmed Samir Santawy has been released today, following the pardon from the Egyptian President. We breathe a sigh of relief that his ordeal has ended after 18 months in prison under horrendous conditions, in contravention of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
We extend our sincere gratitude to all who supported him and us through their involvement in the #FreeAhmedSamir movement at CEU and beyond.