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On the evening of 3rd July, the Summer School students watched the thought-provoking film One Hand: The Movie, an intense film focusing on Muslim-Christian relations in revolutionary Egypt, following the January 2011 bombing of the Coptic Orthodox Two Saints Church in the city of Alexandria.
The security authorities are waiting for the end of ʿĪd al-Fiṭr to execute 17 civilians involved in bombing attacks on three Coptic Christian churches (St. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church in Cairo, St. George Coptic Orthodox Church in Tanta and the St. Mark Orthodox Church in Alexandria), in case No...
The families of ‘Sammālūṭ’ in al-Minya have intervened to cooperate with the police in a council for peace to resolve the tension sparked by the return of "Faransah ʿAbd al-Sayyid", a 26-year-old female Christian-to-Muslim convert with her husband.   
A state of anger is coasting among Copts in ‘Sammālūṭ’ in al-Minya after "Faransah ʿAbd al-Sayyid", a 26-year-old female Christian-to-Muslim convert and her Muslim husband were allowed entry to there village amid increased security presence.  
Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS) director Bahī al-Dīn Ḥassan announced that the South Korean authorities would halt deportation procedures of the family of Mīnā Dāniyāl, a martyr of the “Maspero Massacre”, after detaining them for many hours at Incheon airport in Seoul.  The...
Several relatives of the suspects gathered outside the courthouse and affirmed that the suspects were innocent of any charges pressed against them. 
In the Upper Egyptian governorate of Asyut, security authorities nipped a sectarian crisis between Muslims and Copts in the bud in the village of Sinbū, Dayrūt town, in differences over a plot of land next to al-Mashriqī Monastery in the village. 
The prosecution ordered the arrest of eight more suspects on charges of involvement in the October 9 Maspero incidents that left 27 people killed and 350 others wounded. 
Independent human rights organizations, monitoring the referendum over the draft Constitution, detected several attempts of preventing Copts from voting.

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