6. The Egyptian judiciary examines an action brought by some Copts to register the uniform of clergymen

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The Summary Justice Court started examining a lawsuit filed by a number of Coptic lawyers against the Minister of Interior to oblige him to register the uniform of Coptic Orthodox clergy. It is believed that the lawsuit was filed as a result of Al-Nabaa’s article about a former monk who continued to wear his monastic uniform even after his expulsion.

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The Summary Justice Court started examining a lawsuit field by a number of Coptic lawyers against Habib Al-Adli, the Minister of Interior, to oblige him to register the uniform of the Coptic Orthodox clergy. This happened only two days after the Administrative Judiciary Court sentenced Mamdouh Mahran, the editor-in-chief of Al-Nabaa, to three years imprisonment with labor. The lawyers want it to be a criminal offence for anyone other than a priest or a monk to wear a clergyman’s uniform.


It is believed that the lawsuit was filed as a result of Al-Nabaa’s article about a former monk who continued to wear his monastic uniform even after his expulsion. Counselor Naguib Gabrail, one of the lawyers who filed the suit, said, "In effect, we filed a similar lawsuit ten years ago. However, it was rejected. If it had been accepted, the crisis of Al-Nabaa would not have taken place."

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