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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.
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.
Several Copts in al-Menya complained they were targets for armed robberies, which was confirmed by human rights advocacy groups.
The two children left the Beni Suef prosecution to an unknown place after orders to release them as security forces intensified presence in ‘Izbit Marco lest retaliatory acts erupt.
Jamāl Shamardal, a leading member of the Jamā’ah Islāmīyah (Islamic Group) in Beni Suef, held Priest Ishaq Kastūr of the ‘Izbit Marco Church of al-Fashn town, responsible for the escalated incidents in the governorate during the past few days.
Prime Minister Hishām Qandīl’s beat-about-the-bush remarks that there were no forced evictions of some families in Rafah and that only one family preferred to relocate to another area would never be bought by a KG-1 child.
Rūmānī Jād al-Rabb, a Coptic activist and Vice-Chairman of the al-Kalima (Word) for Human Rights, accused officials of “foot-dragging” on bringing to justice the persons involved in the October 9, 2011 clashes outside the state TV & radio building in Maspero, which left more than 20 people...
Joseph Malāk, a lawyer for the families of victims of the Alexandria-based Two Saints Church bombing attack early in January 2011 filed a report with the public prosecutor against President Mursī, ousted president Husnī Mubārak and former minister of interior Habīb al-'Ādlī for deliberately...
Representatives of 40 movements and parties and a number of Maspero youths’ families on Sunday (October 7) threatened to “internationalize” the issue of the Maspero protesters killing before the International Criminal Court (ICC) to sue Field Marshal Muhammad Husayn Tantāwī, the former Chairman of...
The Maspero Youths Union announced that a march will be staged on Tuesday (October 9) to pay tribute to the martyrs of the clashes outside the state radio & TV building in Maspero on October 9, 2011, which left 27 protesters dead. 
The Maspero Martyrs’ Families Union vociferously criticized the Maspero Youths Union, terming it in a statement on Saturday (October 6) of being a “corrupt entity” and accusing it of capitalizing on the Maspero youths’ blood to collect funds from Copts illegitimately.
Priest Philopater Jamīl of the Virgin Mary Church in ‘Izbit al-Nakhl area, northern Cairo, did a hatchet job on the regime of President Muhammad Mursī and accused him and the Muslim Brotherhood over a channel relaying from the United States of involvement in a bombing attack that targeted the Two...
Archpriest Mattias Nasr, Father of Virgin Mary Church in ‘Izbit al-Nakhl, has testified in front of a presidential fact-finding committee looking into the events at Maspero October 2011, which left 27 dead. The committee is headed by Counselor Aymān‘Afīfī, and has investigated accusations from Fr....
Calm was restored at Dayr al-Birshā village of Mallawī Township, al-Minya governorate after security forces pacified a Muslim-Christian fitnah that had sparked there. The fitnah was flamed by an argument between two members of the family of ‘Abd al-Qādir and the family of Abū ‘Azīz that then...
 An official judicial source has said that the Public Attorney’s office has concluded its investigation into the killing of 25-year-old Mu’āz Muhammad Ahmād amid the events of the recent ‘shirt fitnah’ in Dahshūr village, Giza governorate.  
Today’s overview includes yet another quarrel between two Muslim and Christian families only nearly a week after the Dahshūr crisis first stirred by a burnt shirt was settled. However, this quarrel in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Sohag has some similarity to the Dahshūr problem; a trivial...
  Security agencies in Qena governorate, with follow-up efforts by Governor Maj. General ‘Ādil Labīb, contained a sectarian fitnah in Naqādah area between Muslims and Christians.

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