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Background: It was reported that the police arrested several Christian men because of the absence of a license for selling films, but this is unjust, according to Maurice Ṣādiq, a Coptic Christian human rights lawyer. These men have been working in sales of films for a long time, but now all of a...
Background: The interview with Hussām Bahjat, a journalist and a human rights activist, and Yārā Sallām, a feminist and an activist, the founders of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights ( EIPR, founded in 2002) revolves around the role of their organization in the field of human rights and...
The 1990s witnessed a confrontation between international organizations trying to work in Egypt and law 32/1964, preventing founding NGOs receiving foreign finances. Since most of the activists are lawyers, they began digging inside the body of the law to find legal ways of doing this. Tens of NGOs...
In this article the author gives his own point of view about Christian fanaticism in Egypt. In the first half of the twentieth century, such fanaticism was reflected in two streams; a religious movement aiming to reform the church and another purely political one. In the second half of the...
The author recounts the stories of some of the emigrant Copts, to reach the conclusion that their claims about Copts being persecuted in Egypt are nothing but lies. He believes that the problem is not simply with some of those living outside Egypt, but also with a small number of people helping...
Drs. Cornelis Hulsman had been invited to give a lecture on his work for the RNSAW at a conference on "Media and Interreligious Dialogue" in Vienna, Austria on November 8 and 9. The conference had been organized by the International Press Institute in Vienna, the Department of Communication Science...
The next parliamentary elections in Egypt will be the last chance for the government to establish a national coherence, and to renew trust in political reform. Copts are now more interested in political participation, as they became aware of the danger of their political isolation, so that the...
... The head of the St. Catherine’s monastery filed a complaint against Bishop Makari, the recently-appointed bishop of Sinai, and accused him of trying to deprecate the historical importance of the monastery, which produces most of the tourist traffic in the area. The head of the monastery, Bishop...
Sub-titles: Congressmen sponsored the celebration and members of the Freedom House do not have anything else but the Koshh incident. Some attendants claimed that there is a campaign to get rid of Coptic priests. Any incident was considered part of criminal plans At the time when the Freedom House...
Since the Egyptian media have frequently referred to the press conference on Christian girls allegedly being kidnapped the RNSAW decided to present here the full transcript of the discussion which took place in New York. The discussion was mainly with members of the American Coptic Union who had...
The devil of the sectarian strife is Maurice Sadek. Sadek in turn accuses the Coptic Orthodox Church to behind the stories about young Coptic girls by mentioning Dr. Nabila Mikhael, a member of the Maglis el-Milli(the General Church Council), who is also working at the secretariat of H.H. Pope...
In the previous articles in Usbua reference was made to this article. The RNSAW found the text and translated it for its readers. Maurice Sadek is accused of demanding foreign intervention to protect the Copts of Egypt. Sadek explains his views.
In the previous parts of this debate Maurice Sadek, President of the center of Human Rights and National Unity had accused the Egyptian government of being racist and has asked for its resignation. Sadek continued in this part his dialogue on the religious persecution law that he describes as an...
In the last issue of the debate aired by the Qatari Al-Jezira channel between Maurice Sadek, President of the Center for Human rights and National Unity, and Mustafa Bakri, editor-in-chief of Al-Osboa newspaper, Sadek had said that the Egyptian government is a racist government and should be...
A TV station from Qatar organized a live debate on the American Freedom of Religious Persecution Law and el-Koshh between Mustafa Bakri, editor in chief of Al-Osboa newspaper, and Maurice Sadek, president of the Center for Human Rights and National Unity. Sadek, who defended the recently accepted...
Maurice Sadek, director of the Center for National Unity, does not refrain from his hobby of writing false reports on persecution.
Counselor Hisham Siraya, the general lawyer for the First Prosecution Office of the State Security has ordered the arrest of Hafez Abu Se’da, secretary general of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR), for a period of 15 days for investigation.
Maurice Sadek encourages complaints of religious persecution. The authors spoke to a Christian journalist who wanted to emigrate and who was encouraged to claim persecution.
Hafez Abou Se’da, secretary general of the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR), admits accepting foreign funds and aid. But the charter of the organization states certain conditions for accepting funds, Se’da adds. In fact, the government itself forced them to take foreign funds, since it...
Upon Mubarak becoming president, new era of good relations began with Pope Shenouda.

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