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Najīb Jibrā’īl asserts that a lawsuit promoted against Max Michael was not accepted, claiming that new claimants joined them for the appeal court. On the other hand, Max Michael seems to be sure of winning in the end, claiming that his church will soon be recognized and that he will organize a...
The author discusses the religious classification on identity cards, and the problems a Christian experienced when he was mistakenly cited as being a Muslim.
Majdī Khalīl discusses the forced disappearance of Coptic girls. The phenomenon is not new, however it being announced more frequently. Khalīl discusses the reasons why Coptic families are more often daring to announce the disappearance of their girls, and the reasons behind the increase of the...
The Egyptian prosecution releases a large number of detained pro-judges protestors of different political affiliations.
The author writes about the issue of Mahmoud Salāh al-Dīn, who is accused of attacking three churches and going on a stabbing spree that claimed the life of one aging worshipper and the injury of others, and the replacement of a medical commission mandated to observe the alleged lunatic.
The clerical committee is different from the administrative court, since it is not a governmental or administrative entity; however it is only a committee that consists of monks and priests. Therefore, this committee has its own laws and provisions concerning the issues of divorce and...
According to the report of the Human Rights Watch on Egypt, the government of President Hosni Mubarak intensified its efforts to exercise control over civil society institutions, harassing and restricting the activities of political parties, human rights and other nongovernmental organizations (...
The bishop wrote his letter immediately after a judge decided to release 87 suspects for the murder of 21 Christians and one Muslim in the village of Al-Kosheh. The bishop gives an overview of the events that took place in el-Kosheh and concludes "If the guilty is not punished, and the criminals...
Mr. Alber Azer Bareh presented his second complaint against Mr. Youssef Sidhom, the editor-in-chief of "Watani" newspaper because the attitudes of Watani affect social peace and the patriotic unity. He said that all the Muslims and Christians are enjoying freedom in the age of President Mubarak. He...
This statement was published on March 13 in Al-Ahram and the other local newspapers. It mentioned that 135 accused had been referred to Sohag Criminal Court on various charges including murder. No Muslim or Christian cleric was included among those charged. 20 Copts were listed as murdered in the...
In the international conference "The Third Mediterranean Development Forum" that was inaugurated last week by Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak, Queen Rania the Queen of Jordan, and Dr. Atef Ebeid the Prime Minister, the Ibn Khaldoun Center issued a bulletin and distributed it during the conference. The...
Counselor Maher Abdel-Wahed, the Attorney General, announced yesterday the results of the investigations in the cases of Al-Kosheh and Dar Al-Salaam... The investigations reached the conclusion that there are no people of religion, extremists, or supporters of a certain political movement among...
Counselor Maher Abdel-Wahed, the Public Prosecutor, emphasized that no one proved guilty in Al-Kosheh’s incidents would escape trial under any circumstances. He pointed out that investigations over Al-Kosheh’s incidents have not yet ended but they are on the right track. He added that the results...
The full, published text of the EOHR’s Special Report on the Al-Kosheh incident.
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 author argues that the non-implementation of the recommendations of the report by a special committee convened to look into the communal violence in Al-Khanka in 1972, the Al-Oteify report, led indirectly to the recent communal violence in Al-Kosheh, because the underlying issues were not...
Concerning the current investigations of the village of Al-Kosheh and Dar Al-Salaam, Dr. Atef Ebeid, the [Egyptian] Prime Minister has declared that the results of the investigation will be made public during the next few days, applying the principle of transparency and granting every citizen the...
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...
Bishop Wissa’s name is central to the understanding of the violence [Fitna] in Al-Kosheh, both in 1998 and in the more recent events. Since the first events of Al-Koshh in 1998, his name has become known outside his bishopric and Egypt’s borders and [his name] was repeated continuously in the Press...

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