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5. Women's meeting to face loss of privileges by Islamists, Sharaf

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5. Women's meeting to face loss of privileges by Islamists, Sharaf
Article pages: 
2
Date of source: 
August 1, 2011
Author: 
Not mentioned
Reviewer: 
Diana Maher Ghali
Article summary: 

 Tahrir square and other revolution squares are filled with women demanding their privileges, meanwhile, Islamists [mainly salafists, al-Jamā'ah al-Islāmīyah and the Muslim Brotherhood party] are preparing their upcoming legislative agenda.

The laws, concerning women, drummed up interest from political Islam movements, especially the divorce law [al-Khol'], al-Ro'yah law [visitation or contact law, regulating the visits of a non-custodial parent for his/her child], and personal status law. Al-Ro'yah law was the most firmly rejected.

1. Activists urge PM to withdraw houses of worship law

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1. Activists urge PM to withdraw houses of worship law
Article pages: 
15
Date of source: 
June 27, 2011
Author: 
Fāitmah al-Zahrā' Muhammad
Reviewer: 
Diana Ghali
Article summary: 

Human rights organizations demanded Prime Minister 'Isām Sharaf that the unified draft law on building houses of worship would not be passed, adding it was not thoroughly debated.

Activist Nijād al-Bura'ī said that the current law only admits the rights of Sunnī Muslims and Christians while it ignores the rights of people of other faiths.

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20. Police found location of two disappeared Christian girls in Cairo

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20. Police found location of two disappeared Christian girls in Cairo
Article pages: 
26
Date of source: 
June 16, 2011
Author: 
Hajāj al-Husaynī
Reviewer: 
Diana Ghali
Article summary: 

Police forces have located the two Christian girls who had disappeared in al-Minya governorate.

Their parents had accused two Muslim girls, their colleagues at school, of introducing them to two Muslim young-men who the girls fell for.

Police had promised the parents that they will reach them as soon as possible.

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36. Pope Shenouda's lawyer complains to SCAF for release of culprits in Two Saints Church in Alexandria

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36. Pope Shenouda's lawyer complains to SCAF for release of culprits in Two Saints Church in Alexandria
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15
Date of source: 
May 25, 2011
Author: 
Muhammad al-Mālhī
Reviewer: 
Diana Ghali
Article summary: 

Joseph Malāk, Coptic Orthodox Church in Alexandria's lawyer and manager of the Egyptian Center for Human Rights Development Studies; Kamīl Sidīq, Secretary of al-Milī Church Council; and Nādir Marqus, member of al-Milī council, sent a complaint to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), asking to reveal their investigation into the explosion at the Two Saints Church, Saint Mark and Pope Peter in Alexandria.

Claimants said that they had previously filed this with the Premier General Attorney in Alexandria prosecution, and demanded that the details surrounding the culprits' release be revealed.

A non-official response was issued noting that the investigation has been halted since January 25 and was restricted to hearing testimonies without presenting any culprits to the prosecution.

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68. Failure to end Coptic Maspero protest on back of Imbābah incidents

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68. Failure to end Coptic Maspero protest on back of Imbābah incidents
Date of source: 
May 20 and 21, 2011
Author: 
Diana Maher Ghali
Article summary: 

In al-Jumhūrīyah, page 1, May 20, 2011, reports noted that the Coptic Maspero protests may be solved after a decision to reopen four churches and the release of Coptic detainees in Maspero incidents, proven to be not involved in the incident.
 

59. May 12 Press Review: solving Imbābah fitnah

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59. May 12 Press Review: solving Imbābah fitnah
Date of source: 
May 12, 2011
Author: 
Diana Maher Ghali
Reviewer: 
Diana Ghali
Article summary: 

AWR's Diana Maher Ghali wrote a press review about developments in the Imbābah incidents as covered in the newspapers.

61. Bishop Bīshūy moves Kāmīliyā to monastery, vows to protect her

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61. Bishop Bīshūy moves Kāmīliyā to monastery, vows to protect her
Article pages: 
11
Date of source: 
May 9, 2011
Author: 
Muhammad al-Bāz
Reviewer: 
Diana Ghali
Article summary: 

Muhammad al-Bāz writes that last Friday, April 29, 2011, information was leaked that Kāmīliyā Shihātah was moved to Saint Dimyana Monastery in al-Dakahlia governorate, the monastery that Bishop Bīshūy lives in.

Bāz added that Bishop Bīshūy was the one who moved her and vowed that the Pope will protect her.

[Reviewer's Note: The newspaper did not provide any evidence or sources for the abovementioned information].

57. Copts protest before Pope's sermon objecting salafists' violations

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57. Copts protest before Pope's sermon objecting salafists' violations
Date of source: 
May 5, 2011
Author: 
Diana Maher Ghali
Reviewer: 
Diana Ghali
Article summary: 

Dozens of Coptic youths organized a protest on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, before Coptic Orthodox Pope Shenouda III's weekly sermon, demanding a response to salafists' violations against Christians and the Pope, al-Misrī al-Yawm, page 4, May 5, 2011, [Read original text in Arabic].

112. 'Ballot box invasion' Muslims vs. Tahrīr Muslims

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112. 'Ballot box invasion' Muslims vs. Tahrīr Muslims
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19
Date of source: 
March 28, 2011
Author: 
Rashā 'Azab
Reviewer: 
Sarah Lotfy
Article summary: 

The January 25 revolution was a manifestation of equality among all Egyptians as the Muslim Brotherhood, communists, salafists and liberals were all standing next to each other that no one could tell the difference between them, Rashā 'Azab writes in an article.

111. Salafists control Alex. University

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111. Salafists control Alex. University
Article pages: 
19
Date of source: 
March 28,2011
Author: 
Rihāb 'Abd Allah
Reviewer: 
Sarah Lotfy
Article summary: 

Salafists organize many symposiums on a daily basis in Alexandria University using microphones and screens all over the university campus while distributing a large number of fliers to encourage students to attend these meetings.

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