Bahrain reinstates 439 students after clashes

August 28, 2011
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The University of Bahrain has reinstated 389 students who were suspended for alleged security-related incidents in March, the university president has said.

“The university has decided that the one academic term suspension was enough,” Ebrahim Janahi said.

The decision to suspend students was taken following investigation into incidents and clashes on the university campus in Sakhir on March 13.

“We have applied the laws and bylaws and made the decision based on facts and evidence,” Janahi said. “There was chaos, terror, destruction, injuries among students and staff. We could not simply ignore such incidents and pretend they never happened.”

The reinstated students can enroll for the courses of the first semester, he said.

However, 38 students will not be included in the decision and some of them will face legal action, the university head said.

Bahrain Training Institute (BTI) said that it was reinstating 50 students who were suspended also for security-related incidents.

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  • University of Bahrain
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