22. Tiff between priest, his wife in al-Marj led to his death
Date of source:
June 28, 2011
The al-Ni'mah al-Khayrīyah association witnessed a tiff between a priest and his wife's family which led to his death by a bullet. Preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects waited for him to finish praying then waited for him outside the association. An argument broke out, because the priest refused to spend on his wife and deserted her.
His wife's brother then shot him. Suspects were arrested.
Sectarian tension in al-Marj, a Cairo suburb, results in a crime. Allegations of the victim’s sister assert the mistake in the forensic medical report that declared nervous shock as a cause of death. The family of the allegedly “murdered” wants revenge in the absence of an active police role.
Leaders of the Jihād Islamic group are about to issue their report on their adjusted strategies and tactics against using violence. While the majority of the group seems to approve of the amendments, some of the leaders consider the document unreliable according to possibility of having been established under pressure in prison.