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The Shūrá Council has approved a project law to prevent demonstrations in houses of worship. The majority of Egyptian political parties and authorities approved the decision, but certain people have expressed their opposition to it.
The relationship between the ruling party presided by President Mubārak and Pope Shenouda reached an impasse after Mubārak ignored a request submitted by Pope Shenouda to appoint three Copts in al-Shūrá Council.
Outrage and a desire for revenge against the regime prevailed within the church after the regime broke its promise to allocate a number of seats to the Copts in the Shūrá Council’s mid-term elections.
Coptic independent nominee to the Shūrá Council’s elections Marqus Nakhalah reveals incidents of falsification in the favor of the nominee of the ruling national Democratic Party.
The article talks about the heated electoral campaigns that characterize the struggle between Muslim Brotherhood’s candidates and those of the ruling National Democratic Party to win the race of the Shūrá Council elections.
A few days before the Shūrá Council elections, the government began a massive security raid of the Muslim Brotherhood organization and detained many of the group’s supporters. Senior officers of the Brotherhood defined the procedures as a prepared plan to rig the results of the election.
National Democratic Party [NDP] leaders and Coptic activists have secretly agreed to allocate a quota for Copts in the NDP lists rather than declaring a quota in the Constitution or the law.
Egyptian security forces recently launched a massive drive against leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, since group-related students gave a military style rally in the Azhar University a few months ago [AWR, week 51, 2006, article 26]. Members of the group say that the crackdown aims at removing the...
The Muslim young men accused of setting alight Copts’ shops are interrogated by the general attorney.
In an escalation of the Egyptian government’s crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood, security authorities dealt a blow to the outlawed group’s financial muscle as it arrested a number of businessmen affiliated to the group.

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