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Rūmānī Jād al-Rabb, a Coptic activist and Vice-Chairman of the al-Kalima (Word) for Human Rights, accused officials of “foot-dragging” on bringing to justice the persons involved in the October 9, 2011 clashes outside the state TV & radio building in Maspero, which left more than 20 people...
The congress of the Egyptian Coalition of Minorities kicked off at the headquarters of Ḥizb al-Tajammuʿ (the National Progressive Unionist Party) in Downtown Cairo, to discuss the theme of “The new method of the Islamized: accusations of defamation of religion, hate speech and incitement as a...
This report provides an overview of different human rights organizations in Egypt and th
Shīrīn Rabīc reports on an Iftār banquet organized by a Coptic lawyer and human rights activist in honor of the Islamic thinker and lawyer Yūsuf al-Badrī in celebration of their reconciliation after a short period of tensions between them.
Rose al-Yousuf interviews the head of the Washington-based U.S. Copts Association (USCA), Michael Munīr, who expresses his point of view on a number of issues, including the recent suspension of the activities of the U.S. Republican Institute, the demands of Egyptian judges and the strong...
The article deals with the issue of the defrocking of priests and monks as 50 clergymen have been defrocked during the past five years, the most recent of whom were two priests in al-Jīza parish who were defrocked for committing financial excesses and violating canon laws.
Mamdouh Nakhla, head of the Al -Kalīma Center for Human Rights, is participating with Muhammed al-Dirinī and ‘Aboud al- Zumour in the authorship of a book entitled "The Hell Capital" about how Christians and prisoners are treated in Egypt.
The Center for Human Rights Research in Cairo has agreed to put an end to the discriminatory acts between Muslims and Christians in Egypt.
The author addresses the scenario surrounding the Interior Ministry moving ‘Abboud al-Zumor to an unidentified place after al-Zumor said that he would participate in a Sunni-Shiite-Christian alliance to work on "bringing the Mubārak regime before an international tribunal” for crimes of torturing...
The alliance is spearheaded by al-Zumur from within his jail on behalf of all the detained Islamist groups, while al-Durīnī represents the Shiites of Egypt and Coptic lawyer Mamdouh Nakhla, the director of al-Kalima human rights center, represents Egyptian Christians.
The Cairo-based al-Kalima Center for Human Rights has issued its annual report on the political events of 2005, including syndicate, presidential and parliamentary elections. The report calls for respecting the rights of religious minorities in Egypt, including Shiites, Bahā’īs and Qur’ānīs.
When Sawt Al-Umma published an article on July 25, 2004 written by Essam Lotfy entitled “Those who pursue paradise in the courts of law…Dismissing Mamdouh Nakhla and Nagib Gibrail from the Word Center,” we did not mean to offend anyone. However, some of the article’s words were not accurate or...
On February 8, the Administrative Causes Court will hear a lawsuit against the Minister of the Interior and the director of the Personal Status Agency over the cancellation of the religious category on identification cards.
Mamdouh Nakhla, the head of the Word Center for Human Rights, issued a statement in which he welcomed the new American Ambassador to Cairo and urged him to pay more attention to human rights issues.
There had been an aggressive campaign in the Egyptian press in general accusing emigrant Copts of being spies for America and western countries. The World Center for Human Rights calls for all those in charge to stop all this type of news that damages social unity and stability especially on what...
The author expressed the opinion that what Sout Al-Umma published about the 70,000 Copts forging police reports to get American nationality was no better than what Al-Nabaa published, saying that Copts are disloyal to Egypt. He added that because of believing in the good attentions of the paper,...
Counselor Naguib Gabrail assured the Editor-in-Chief of Sout Al-Umma that he did not file any reports against the paper. He also told him that Mamdouh Nakhla was willing to drop his case and that he was willing for the three of them to meet at Sout Al-Umma [headquarters] to discuss the matter. In...
Sout Al-Umma apologized to the Copts regarding what it published about the 70,000 Copts forging police reports to get American nationality. The apology was made with the intention of preventing the problem from escalating again and causing problems the same way Al-Nabaa did.
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...
A TV discussion between two Copts, Gamal Asad and Mamdouh Nakhla, nearly turned into a dispute on air. The subject of the discussion was the visit of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom. Nakhla was of the opinion that the Commission’s visit was one with good intentions while Asad...

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