01 February 2011, Tuesday, 14:36

Students from Bashkortostan, staying in Cairo, contacted with news agency “Bashinform”

author: Timur Rakhmatullin

The students from Bashkortostan group in one place and may go out in the streets but they don’t leave the hostel because of the ongoing riots, as the second-year student of Cairo State University Daniar Khujakhmetov reported to the news agency “Bashinform”.

“There are 15 students here and we live in one five-room flat” – he tells – “The girls live in the same building upstairs in another flat. Now we have enough food and may go out but the food stores are empty. The curfew goes on from three o’clock till eight o’clock in the morning and it’s better to stay inside during this time”.

As the student tells, the Egyptian armed forces entered the city. The soldiers may shoot without warning anybody they suspect of marauding. The situation is becoming worse and new riots are expected. All students want to leave Egypt for home. The district the students live in is rather serene, though the tanks patrol the streets. All riots mainly occur in the very center.

“Internet doesn’t work all over the country during more than one week. Mobile communication was switched off too but started working just several hours ago. The Qatar TV-channel “Al-Jazeera”, broadcasting all over the world, showed the riots as they were in reality. But this channel was closed in Egypt for some time. Local channels show the events under another angle, saying the President of Egypt is busy with forming a new government, and that the situation is becoming better”.

The students, found in Cairo, study at the Cairo State University “Ain Shaims” and at the International Islamic University “Al-Azkhar”.

The riots are going on in Egypt during more than one week and people demand the retirement of the Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. The riots are registered in Cairo and other Egyptian cities.