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The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights criticised Egyptian security forces after the latter had prevented 4000 Coptic Christians from performing the New Year’s prayer in a building in Fāw Baḥarī village. The Christians of the village, which lies in Dishnā (Qinā governorate) in the south of...
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) condemned the involvement of security forces in closing the church of St. Karas the Tourist [al-Anbā Kārās al-Sāʾiḥ] in the village of Najaʿa al-Ghafīr in the Sūhāj governorate in southern Egypt, calling for the reopening of all the closed churches...
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) is condemning the Egyptian security services for closing the Coptic Church of St. Karas the Tourist [al-Anbā Kārās al-Sāʾiḥ] in the village of Najaʿa al-Ghafīr in the Sūhāj governorate after dozens of Muslim citizens surrounded it and chanted anti-...
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights published on Friday (Aug. 10) the outcome of its investigations into the July 31 sectarian assaults on the houses and property of Christians in the village of Dahshūr, Giza governorate, which caused 100 Christian families to leave their original areas for...
With a weakening economy, populism on the rise, and the hunt for scapegoats, personal rights and freedoms seem to be on the decline in Egypt. People live in fear for their right to exist and to live a peaceful life, due to a lack of social acceptance, as well as pressure from the government....
The crisis of restoring and repairing churches in Egypt has opened widely the door to sectarian strife, prompting the Egyptian government, after the June 30 Revolution in 2013, to endorse Article 235 of the Constitution of 2014, which states that the Parliament is to issue a law for the...
The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) discussed in a press conference on Wednesday their report titled “Closed for Security Reasons: Sectarian tension and violent attacks as reaction on the new law on church construction.” The press conference was hosted in the EIPR headquarter. 
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...
An interview with Anbā Maxīmūs, the bishop of Banhā and Quisnā, regarding peace and sectarian violence, which have began to spread recently in Egypt.
This article outlines Sidhom’s concerns regarding the 2010 report by the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) in relation to sectarian incidents in the past two years. He criticizes the report for not giving enough viable ways in which to alleviate the current situation of sectarian...

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