By Ashraf Abdul Wahab and Seraj Essul.
Tripoli, 29 April 2014:
Derna’s Abu Saleem Brigade has built a wall across one of the . . .[restrict]town’s university campuses in an effort to segregate male and female students.
The wall at Omar Mukhtar University’s Al-Fatayeh campus was built with the consent of the university’s administrators and was a condition for Abu Saleem Brigade’s agreement to guard the premises, a university student told the Libya Herald.
The university’s management approached the Islamist militia asking it to protect its students and buildings earlier this month after a series of security breaches forced the university’s closure at the beginning of April.
The student said that the brigade had agreed to provide the security only if the wall as well as strict dress code for female students ordering the wearing of the abeya and the hijab were put in place.
Last year, the brigade also said that it would provide security at the university only if there were strict segregations of the sexes.
A second wall is to be constructed at the university’s Shaih campus in the centre of the town for same purpose. [/restrict]