Video: Iraq orders university shut

Baghdad closes nation's second largest university, citing sectarian infiltration.

    Nuri al-Maliki, Iraq's prime minister, has ordered the country's second largest university shut for a week in an effort to bring student politics under control.

    Al-Maliki says sectarian activities are disrupting education. Other officials say political groups have been infiltrating universities around the country.

    But critics of the move say the order is a government attempt to ensure the university is run by the prime minister's supporters.

    Owen Fay reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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