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The Egyptian Council for Human Rights has denounced the attacks and violations against some citizens in Upper Egypt as well as al-Minya Governorate, due to their adherence to the Christianity. The council made a formal statement that there is a methodological targeting of Christians due to their...
 "The armed forces will restore all the churches and schools that were burned and destroyed in the violence that took place in Suez after the dismantling of the fourth sit-in and the uprising, because of the attacks of the supporters of the president isolated." This is the news that was covered by...
 "There is no God but Allah. The Christians are the enemies of Allah." Chants echoed by people wearing heavy beards, who described themselves as brothers and raised the title as Muslims. They carried arms, batons, iron bars and Molotov cocktails in their hands. They went to the Coptic Orthodox...
Background: The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) was founded in 1985 and has its headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. It is a non-profit NGO and fights for the defence of human rights in Egypt. It investigates, monitors, and reports on human rights violations and defends people's rights...
The shops of Copts in al-Minya celebrate the Mawlid al-Nabawī (the Birthday of the Prophet) which is an act of love that repeats itself this time of the year. Pastry shops in Shuhadā’ Square in al-Minya, owned by Copts, have been decorated in preparation for the Mawlid. These shops did not receive...
The Holy Family came to Egypt, says the Biblical text. But it is silent on what they did once there. Coptic Orthodox tradition has filled in the details. And now, as Arab West Report discovered on a visit led by Cornelis Hulsman on January 16, 2016, they have one detail more.
ʾAbū al-ʿAlā Māḍī was born in 1958 into a religious, Muslim family in Minia, Egypt. In 1996, he became the co-founder of Hizb al-Wasat (Center Party) which simultaneously signaled his break from the Muslim Brotherhood. The establishment of a political party with an Islamic background touches on a...
The lack of security helped increase the cases of Copts kidnapped in Upper Egypt for the purposes of obtaining a ransom.      
In an interview with Al-Watan, Father Makarios, Bishop of Minya talks about the status of the Copts and Churches in Egypt. In addition, he reflects on the weak role of the security forces.     
Coptic activists have expressed fears that terrorist groups in Upper Egypt will frighten and intimidate Copts to prevent them from voting in the referendum on the constitution, particularly in Minya and Asyut.    

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