BAHRAIN: Students required to sign pledge of allegiance to government
The Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights released a statement Sunday saying it was “deeply concerned” the country’s leading university had started requiring students to sign a pledge to support the embattled government of King Hamed ibn Isa Khalifa.
Students who refuse to sign the pledge might have to withdraw, the group says.
The pledge specifies:" I acknowledge that not signing this document means I do not wish to continue my education in the University of Bahrain."
They also have suspended many students who joined anti-government demonstrations or posted anti-government views on Facebook.
-- Molly Hennessy-Fiske in Cairo