(Compass) – Three students expelled for sharing the gospel in November last year say their fundamental rights as Christians were violated by the authorities of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University in Bauchi, northern Nigeria. The three filed a case against the university, claiming the expulsion was a gross violation of their fundamental rights as Christians. According to the students lawyer, Emmanuel Danboyi, the universitys disciplinary committee which investigated the case was biased because it had 10 Muslims and only one Christian on the committee. Danboyi asked the court to declare the recommendation of the disciplinary committee null, void and of no effect. The Christian students are also asking the court to set aside their expulsion from the university. The court began its hearing of the suit on Monday, June 6, with Alkali testifying. The hearing continues on July 6.