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Watani International reflects on the recent sectarian incident in the town of Dayrūt in Asyut. It looks specifically at the aftermath of the incident and the riots in the town after the police decided to extend the detention of the Muslim men who were charged with killing a Coptic man. Watani...
The Misdemeanor Court in Asyut ruled in favor of the 19 people accused of assaulting and destroying Coptic businesses and properties in Dayrūt, declaring them innocent of the charges.
Thirty monks from Muharraq monastery in Asyut have staged a sit-in in the grounds of a villa that they believe belongs to the monastery. They claim that the monastery has been the rightful owner of the villa since 1926 when it was given as an endowment to the monastery.
The governor of Asyut highlights the danger of sectarian incidents and notes that the Dayrūt incident was criminal and not sectarian.
Bishop Mīkhā’īl, the archbishop of Assiut has stepped down as the abbot of Saint Macarius Monastery after 65 years in service.
A church building that belongs to the Evangelical Church collapsed in an upper Egyptian village at Asyūṭ governorate. The pastor of the church was living on the second floor and was saved with his family.
The author discusses the crisis of the Holy Virgin Monastery in Assiut and decree no. 163 of 2008. This decree was issued on March 10, stating that an area of 13 feddans was sold to the monastery. She also talked about the consequences of the failure to carry out this decree.
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