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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...
The article discusses incidents of sectarian strife that erupt in Upper Egypt between Muslims and Copts over issues such as land and watering rights. It details a number of personal accounts of violence over these issues.
Grief still hangs over the village of Dayr al- Barshā despite the passage of more than one month since the brutal killings involving two related Christian families over agricultural property.
Nabīl Zakī analyses human rights violations committed by Egyptian police.
‘Imād Basālī argues that the government’s culture of secrecy has disguised the true number of Copts in Egypt. While official statistics indicate that Copts constitute 7 to 10% of Egypt’s population, the Coptic Orthodox Church says that there are an estimated 10 million Copts in Egypt.

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