The United Arab Emirates (UAE) reportedly deported a student wearing Palestinian keffiyeh for shouting “Free Palestine” during a graduation ceremony at New York University’s (NYU) Abu Dhabi campus in May.

This is in accordance with the graduation ceremony regulation of NYU Abu Dhabi, which forbids graduates from wearing scarves or symbols on their gowns or caps.

The Ph.D. student who violated the regulation on stage ultimately found himself in police custody for a week before being deported.