CAIRO, June 1 (RIA Novosti) - At least 13 Russian
students, detained by Egyptian authorities, will be deported to
Russia for breaking local laws, including visa regulations, a
Russian Embassy spokesman in Egypt said on Monday.
Bashir Malsagov said that the number of Russians due to be
deported could grow. A group of foreign students, including 34
Russians, were detained last Wednesday night in a police raid
on the Al Azhar University in Cairo.
"According to preliminary information, 13 individuals will
be deported for various violations, including breaches of visa
regulations," Malsagov said.
Malsagov said earlier 34 individuals had been detained by
Egyptian authorities and 12 had subsequently been released.
However, 22 are still in custody.
On Wednesday night, Egyptian authorities held a string of
raids on apartments being rented by foreign students in a Cairo
district and arrested dozens of students from different
countries, including 34 from Russia, mainly from the North