21 November 2018, 11:33

Russian MFA reports version on detention of Ingush students in Egypt

Egyptian law enforcers could detain five residents of Ingushetia for studying in the country without getting permissions for a long stay, suggested the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on November 7, it became known that five students from Ingushetia had been detained during their stay in Egypt. Their whereabouts remain unknown for almost three months, said a sister of a student.

In violation of the existing bilateral Consular Convention, the Russian Consulate in Cairo had not been officially informed about the detention of the students, reported the Russian MFA in response to a request from the "Caucasian Knot". The Russian Consulate learned about the incident from relatives of the students who had appealed to diplomats, noted the Russian MFA in its response.

The MFA suggested that the Russian citizens had been detained in Egypt for violating the local immigration laws. "Recent detentions of Russian citizens in Egypt are in generally connected with the fact that our compatriots come to study with tourist visas and fail to fulfill the requirements of local migration laws that provide for the need to obtain a permit for a long-term stay in the country," explained the Russian MFA in its response.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on November 20, 2018 at 10:02 pm MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Ilyas Kapiev; Source: CK correspondent

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