The Administrative Court in Beheira upheld a decision by the chairman of al-Azhar University, on Monday, to dismiss 10 students found guilty of insulting the Egyptian military.
The university had accused the students of “insulting the army with impolite speech”, which it considered an “instigation of violence” but did not explain the circumstances in which the insults were made.
Al-Azhar University has seen the most violent encounters between police and students loyal to former president Mohamed Morsi who was ousted by the Armed Forces in 2013 following mass protests against his rule.
Many students were either dismissed or imprisoned for their involvement in protest-related violence.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm