Edinburgh University students leave Egypt over safety concerns

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Image caption The students have been learning Arabic diploma programmes in Cairo

A Scottish college has recalled 9 of its students learning in Egypt amid concerns for his or her safety.

Edinburgh University stated two of the students, who have been learning within the capital Cairo, had been detained by authorities.

The pair have since been launched however the college suggested all of its students within the nation to return residence.

All 9 students learning in Egypt have both now returned or are at present heading again to Scotland.

A spokesman for the college stated: “The college is clearly very involved when it hears of incidents akin to this, significantly after they contain our personal students.

“We have a accountability to behave in one of the best pursuits of our students and to take decisive motion when there are concerns for his or her safety and wellbeing.

“We therefore required all nine of our students in Egypt to leave the country. All students have now left Egypt or are in the process of doing so.”

The students have been unfold between the American University of Cairo and town’s International Language Institute, enterprise Arabic diploma programmes.

The spokesman added: “We are working closely with the students to minimise the impact of any disruption to their studies and to provide alternative placements.”

Following anti-government protests in Egypt final month, a number of overseas nationals have been detained, launched and deported amid a crackdown by the authorities involving greater than 2,900 arrests.