Ashraf Kamal Out of AUC
We demand the immediate removal of General Ashraf Kamal from his position as Head of the Security Office of the American University in Cairo (AUC). We will not stand for our university security to be allied with and influenced by a current or former member of State Security. We see his employment in our university as acceptance of an agency that specializes in torture and abuse, one that has been outlawed by the Egyptian people and which continues to haunt the ongoing revolution. We will no longer stand to be associated with a regime that used torture to preserve its power and to silence the voices of Egyptians. To continue his employment is to not only live in the past, but also in a state of denial and to condone the historical actions of State Security. We are sure that our university can be a safe area without the employment and the “experience” of a man who once held a high position in the State Security of Egypt.