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Father Ayyūb Yūssuf, pastor of the Catholic Church in the village of Dalgā in the governorate of Minya, has called for the arrest of seven men accused of assaulting a Coptic man. The men suddenly arrived at the home of Kāmil Sālih Jād al-Rabb, 62, beat him and dragged him along the ground. Joseph...
Official leaders attended yesterday the inauguration Mass celebration of the Evangelical Church of Banī Mazār in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Minya.  The church, including further 17 Coptic institutions in the governorate, was destroyed in 2013 by elements of the banned Muslim Brotherhood in a...
Security organs of the al-Minyā Directorate in Upper Egypt have deployed female police officers to protect houses of worship including churches and monasteries, in accordance to a plan put into place to confront any hostile acts during the celebrations of Easter.
The verdict passed by al-Minya Criminal Court on May 21 convicting 12 Copts and sentencing them to life imprisonment while acquitting eight accused Muslims in the same case, known as the Abū Qurqās sedition case, has caused widespread anger among the Copts. Arab-West Report asked intern Cassie...
  Two news reports have stoked sectarian tensions in Upper Egypt in recent weeks. The first involves two young Coptic girls who were allegedly kidnapped and forced to convert to Islam. The second involves a protest at a church were Muslims reportedly threatened to kill the priest...   There is a...
Thousands of Copts from Maghāghah and al-Adawa in Minia, Upper Egypt, staged a sit-in at the bishopric grounds in Maghāghah last Monday to protest what they saw as unjust, humiliating treatment at the hands of Minia governor Ahmad Dīyā’ al-Dīn. Heading the protest was Bishop Aghathoun, Bishop of...
Over a series of four editorials printed last October, I tackled the practices exercised by Minia local authorities against the Copts in the governorate. A file I had received from the bishopric of Maghāghah and Adwah in Minia was packed full of details that could be described as collective...
Sidhum continues his series of articles about the difficulties Copts face in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Minya. In this article Sidhum focuses on Coptic NGOs and states that such societies are often used by Coptic congregations when there is no church nearby. The article highlights the case...
Sidhum continues his series of articles that look at instances of persecution against Copts in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Minya. In this article he investigates the case of a church in the village of Safaniya in Adawa which has no toilets and the case of Nazlet Ramadan, also in Adawa, which...

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