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Foreign press, emigrant Copts and some Christians here in Egypt were furious when Counselor Mohammed Afifi judged 92 defendants innocent among the 96 prosecuted in the El-Kosheh case. The court was considered to have not taken into account that there were 20 people killed. Counselor Afifi said that...
Press Information Note 53 The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) met with Pope Shenouda, the head of the Coptic Church, and the Sheikh of the Azhar but otherwise was almost universally boycotted by both Christians and Muslims. The members of the Commission waited...
Saad Eddin Ibrahim said that because he is currently being tried before Egypt’s Higher State Security Court on charges which include his lectures and writings on religious freedom and minority rights, including those of Egyptian Copts, his defense lawyer requested him to decline the invitation to...
The delegation of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) completed its visit to Egypt. Three members of the Commission visited Egypt and will report to the rest of the nine-member Commission about the visit. No findings or conclusions can or will be made by the Commission...
Report of a short meeting between the RNSAW and the USCIRF which had been arranged through H.G. Bishop Marcos on Wednesday March 21. We explained our work and gave some examples of our reports.
The American Embassy in Cairo invited Mohammed Mursi, the Brotherhood representative in the Parliament, to participate in the meetings of the American Commission for International Religious Freedom. Mursi accepted the invitation, at first, and tried to persuade some of the Brotherhood leaders to...
This prominent Coptic author tells the US commission good-bye. Muslim-Christian issues are discussed in Egypt and don’t need their interference.
The Religious Freedom Commission is not a non-governmental organization. It is an official committee financed by the United States Federal Government. The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom [USCIRF] was created by the International Religious Freedom Act of 27 January 1998,...
The US Commission for International Religious Freedom met with Bishop Marcos of Shoubra Al-Kheima and asked him about the rulings given in Al-Kosheh killings, underage Christian girls turning to Islam and about the non-inclusion of the Coptic period in the history syllabus. Coptic Catholic Bishop...
A delegation from the American Committee for International Religious Freedom is heading for Cairo to meet with a number of Egyptian officials and representatives from religious institutions. The committee’s spokesman said that the committee’s main task is to monitor religious status in a number of...

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