CEU Stands in Solidarity With Student Ahmed Samir Santawy

May 22, 2023

The CEU Senate is deeply concerned that our student, Ahmed Samir Santawy, remains unfairly subject to a travel ban that prevents him from joining us in Vienna to finish his studies and graduate with his cohort at the CEU Commencement ceremony at the end of June.

We greatly appreciate the continuing support of the Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs and the University leadership as they persist in engaging with the relevant authorities in trying to resolve this matter. At the same time, we encourage the CEU community to continue to collectively advocate for Ahmed’s case and draw attention to the ongoing injustice he faces.

We stand in solidarity with Ahmed.