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Eight human rights organizations repeated their demands for the immediate release of Coptic activist Rāmī Kāmil and the dropping of the trumped-up charges against him after an entire year since his arrest.  They also called for the end of mistreating Egyptian human rights defenders and especially...
A year has passed since the arrest of Christian activist Rāmī Kāmil, who was detained on November 23, 2019 and is in remand detention under case number 1475 of 2019 with Supreme State Security.
On Wednesday the Egyptian Court of Cassation sentenced the monk Ashʿiyāʾ al-Maqārī, who was accused of killing the Bishop of the Monastery of Saint Macarius the Great [Dayr Abū Maqār], to death. The punishment of the second accused was lowered to a life sentence. Both verdicts are final.
The first hours of voting in the referendum to amend the Egyptian constitution, Saturday, witnessed a weak turnout of voters in most governorates.  Attempts to mobilize Copts and women in an effort to confront low voter turnout were evident with the start of Egyptians voting at home.  Voting will...
Head of the Egyptian Union Organization for Human Rights, Naguib Gabraeel, requested the Attorney General prohibit the publishing of stories related to Kamilia Shehata, as they only serve to heighten sectarian tension between Muslims and Christians, which will put national unity at stake. He also...
On Sunday the Unites States Commission on International Religious Freedom expressed its strong concerns about the arrest of the Coptic activist Rāmī Kāmil and a recent campaign of repression that targeted activists and journalists.
Human rights activist and member of the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms, Mīnā Thābit, uncovered that the Egyptian national security apparatus demanded a church to remove a marble plaque, commemorating the lives of those lost in front of the Maspero Television building in 2011.  The...
A number of Coptic movements announced their participation in June 30 demonstrations in Tahrir Square and around the Presidential Palace in Heliopolis. They made it clear that they will not leave unless Morsi steps down. Copts participating in the demonstrations warned from raising any religious...
The three major churches of Egypt condemned the statement of Khayrat Al-Shātir, MB’s Deputy Supreme Guide, and described it as an attempt to ignite inter-communal conflicts in Egypt. 
Najuīb Jubrā’īl, the head of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights Organization, stated that Copts are paying the price for participating in June 30th. This is through having more than 102 of their churches burnt (Husām Abū al-Makārim, et al, al-Wafd, Oct. 12, p. 5). Read original text in Arabic.  

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