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Inhabitants of Diljā repeated their complaints about the security situation in the village and the continuing displacement of Coptic citizens by Muslim Brotherhood supporters.  Father Ayūb Yūsif from Mar Girgis Church in the village said that the number of Coptic families who have been displaced...
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...
Security apparatuses in al-Minia's governorate controlled clashes between Muslim and Coptic youth that took place on August 6, 2011, in front of Saint George's Church in Nazlat Faraj Allah village, al-Minia governorate. Tight security measures were taken to avoid further clashes.
  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...
Public Prosecutor ‘Abd al-Majīd Mahmūd ordered that 20 suspects in the sectarian fitnah incidents in Abū Qurqās, al-Minya governorate, be referred to the Emergency Supreme State Security Court. The suspects, 18 Muslims and Christians, are facing charges of assembly, premeditated murder with malice...
Al-Minya's new governor, Maj. General Samīr Sallām, gave the thumbs up to embark on procedures to license the construction of a new archbishopric and annexes over an area of 4300 meters in the city of Maghāghah, capping a 14-month-old crisis. Archpriest Ezra Fanjarī, the deputy head of the...

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