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The Military prosecution decided to renew the custody of 31 suspects in Maspero incidents (case number:855, East Cairo Military Criminal Court, known as Maspero incidents). In the same case, the court rejected the appeal on remanding the blogger 'Alā' 'Abd al-Fatāh, who has been in custody for 15...
A decree criminalizing discrimination has been issued but is it really going to be applied to hardliners spreading fanaticism, extremism and hatred through the media or will it be applied only to the weak (Copts)? wonders Nādir Shukrī in an opinion article in Watanī.
  Head of the Coptic Christian Church Pope Shenouda III today decided to cancel the celebration of his 40th year as Pope to stand in solidarity with martyrs’ families.   The Pope decided to cancel the celebration both because of the poor situation in Egypt and because the Copts recently lost 23 of...
Hundreds of Muslims in al-Marīnāb village of Idfū town, Aswan governorate, set Saint George's Church on fire, and then used sharp equipments to demolish the church's domes and ceilings, in addition to setting light to four Coptic houses. Security forces came late and failed to prevent the...
In Banī Mazār village, al-Minya governorate, al-Shaykh Fadl Secondary School refused to let a Coptic girl, first secondary grade, in for the eighth day running for refusing to wear a hijāb. When the girl's father went to school to object the measure, the school administration filed a libel report...
The Egyptian Cabinet is scheduled to send a fact-finding team from the National Justice Commitee to investigate the Saint George's Church Crisis in al-Marīnāb village of Idfū city in Aswan governorate. The crisis erupted three weeks ago when Muslims objected to building domes on the church and...
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Cairo to meet with Pope Shenouda III, Patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church, and Muhammad Badī', Murshid (Guide) of the Muslim Brotherhood, as well as other prominent members of the group.
For their part, the Coptic youth movement Maspero Youth issued a statement in which it declared its deep concern at the dominion of the Islamist currents. They revealed their total discontent with the raising of the Saudi flag by the Islamists, and said they were fully prepared to defend the option...
*/ A shooting in the village of Nazlat Rūmān in the center of Abū Qurqāṣ, Minya, has killed two Copts and left a further two in hospital, one of whom remains in critical condition. Over 3,000 people attended the funeral. Hundreds of Copts gathered outside the hospital in outrage and protested for...
*/ Pope Shenouda III, pope of Alexandria and head of the Coptic Orthodox Church, has begun an investigation into Bishop Bula and Father Royce Aweidah, Chariman and Secretary of the Clerical Council respectively, about what happened during the Coptic sit-in on Monday.  

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