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The priest of the Church of Archangel Michael in Al-Kosheh rejected the accusation of the president of the criminal court of Sohag who had said that three Christian men of religion had not cooperated with policemen to calm down people and prevent inciting violence.
Watani comments on the recent visit of Ibrahim Suleiman, the Minister for Housing, General Mustafa Abdel-Qader, the Minister for Local Development, and General Ahmed Abdel-Aziz Bakr, the Governor of Sohag, to Al-Kosheh.
Mustafa Abdel-Qader, Minister for Local Development voiced in this interview the same opinion as in Al-Ahram. "A solution for the problems in Al-Kosheh depends on the political dimension, development and respect for the law." The interview concerned development in general and included Al-Kosheh....
At a press conference in Al-Kosheh Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim Suleiman, Minister for Housing, and General Mustafa Abdel-Qader, Minister for Local Development and General Ahmed Bakr, Governor of Sohag, and other dignitaries talked about the government development of Al-Kosheh village as a model village...
Counselor Maher Abdel-Wahed, the Attorney General, answers accusations from the Canadian Coptic Association charging the State Prosecution service of being biased against Copts in the wake of Father Gibra’il Abdel-Messih’s interrogation and subsequent release on bail of 1,000 LE (about US$ 300,-).
The General Prosecution renewed the detention of 55 accused in Al-Kosheh events. The investigations stated that the investigators have been investigating 39 injured, 17 officers and 124 witnesses. They have also investigated 110 complaints that were presented by 92 citizens. The prosecution ordered...
State Security Prosecution heard the testimony of Father Gibra’il Abdel-Messih concerning the tragic incidents of Al-Kosheh. State Security Prosecutor, Counselor Hisham Saraya, ordered the release of the priest on a LE 1,000 bail [Editor: approximately US$ 300,-] after investigations which...
... The government is the accused. It is the planner and the killer here, which means that what happened in Al-Kosheh is a creation of the government. However, nobody has told us how, why, and for what reason. ... If you want to know the truth of what happened in the Al-Kosheh incident, listen to...
A daily evening newspaper has published false lies in which it claimed that Bishop Wissa ordered Qummus Gibra’il to call Al-Ahali newspaper to give it photographs and video tapes about the incidents of Al-Kosheh. It said that the tape affects the relations between Muslims and Christians.
We discussed with Bishop Bissenti the possibility of the presence of foreign fingers in the matter, about the American law of religious persecution - whether it had tempted the Copts to start problems from inside Egypt, and about the suggestion of a delegation from [the US] Congress visiting Egypt...
The peacemaking committee has not completed its work in Al-Kosheh. They have a few major problems.
Father Gabra’il Abdel-Messih defends himself against accusations that he has used weapons. At the time of killing he was not in Al-Kosheh, but he was in Sohag meeting with two great security leaders to whom he was complaining about the burning of the commercial shops and them being exposed to...
Mustafa Bakry, editor-in-chief of al-Usbua blames bishop Wissa and others for believing that the USA will be able to protect the Copts in Egypt. Solutions need to be found in Egypt, not abroad. Those who say that Christians are treated like second degree citizens are abandoning the truth and...
In a meeting with Counselor Maher Abdel-Wahed, he asserted: "I am very keen to inspect every complaint issued by a Coptic or a Muslim about the incidents of Al-Kosheh. It will be studied and what is included in it will be investigated." The criminal investigations have dismissed the probability...
Islamist intellectual Dr. Selim el-Awa describes his meeting with the priests of al-Kosheh, bishop Wissa and bishop Marcos. Dr. Al-Awa wrote that many newspapers accused Bishop Wissa and father Gabra’il of raising tensions But, the clergy coming from Al-Kosheh and Balyana had a different story,...
Qummus Gabra’il Abdel-Massih [Qummus: archpriest or hegumen in Coptic Christianity], priest of Al-Kosheh Church refused to appear in front of the investigation authority. He is accused of opening fire on Muslims at the beginning of the incidents of Al-Kosheh.
The counselor Maher Abdel-Wahed, the attorney general, continues to pursue the investigations, which are being made by high state security prosecution into the tragic incidents in Al-Kosheh village in Sohag and Dar Al-Salam district. The prosecution team listened to the testimonies of 45 Christians...
The Country’s security prosecution ordered the arrest of 59 suspects in the Kosheh incidents, including the Coptic priest of the village. The head of the State Information Service confirmed that Pope John Paul II, the Pope of the Vatican will be visiting Egypt on the twenty-sixth of next month.
The crisis of Al-Koshh revealed the existence of good examples that should be followed. Several individual persons are mentioned.
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