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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...
Conversion in Egypt is a complicated and thorny issue.
One of the distinguishing sub-themes of the Egyptian revolution which began on January 25, 2011, has been the proliferation of Coptic movements.
Al-Kalimah Center for Human Rights released a press release on demolishing of the church of the two martyrs in Helwan.    
Edited by: Cornelis Hulsman, Editor-in-chief Arab-West Report, Clare Turner, academic language editor CIDTAn in depth report into 13 human rights organizations in Egypt, written with a view to creating a network with some of these organizations with a particular focus on issues of mutual interest...
This report provides an overview of different human rights organizations in Egypt and th
Church leaders described the law that prevents demonstrations in houses of worship as an unprecedented step that aims to deprive Copts of their rights.
Head of Al-Kalema Center for Human Rights Mamdūh Nakhlah has joined the defense team of a lawsuit filed by the Middle East Christian Association asking for compensation for victims of al-Kushh clashes in 1998 and 2000.
Ṭāhā Farghalī discusses the issue of human rights centers based on religious orientations, reporting on the statements of Egyptian intellectuals on the activities of these center and whether they serve human rights causes in Egypt or if they pose a threat to the stability of Egyptian society.
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.
Rumors about the establishment of a Coptic organization called the Coptic Brotherhood are spreading on some Coptic Web sites.
Sharīf al-Dawākhilī presents a brief profile of the Coptic lawyer Mamdūḥ Nakhlah, the director of the Kalema Center for Human Rights, pointing at Nakhlah’s initiatives to defend the Coptic cause and to establish a political party.
Following the arrest of both Dr. ‘Ādil Fawzī, representative of the Middle East Christian Association in Egypt, and his assistant Peter ‘Izzat, expatriate Copts are trying to establish a global Coptic union that will assemble various Coptic organizations working in Egypt and abroad.
Sharīf ‘Abd Allāh reports on Shaykh Yūsuf al-Badrī’s threat that he would file a complaint before the Public Prosecutor against Mamdūḥ Nakhlah, director of the Word Center for Human Rights, accusing him of disdaining Islam.
Hānī Labīb believes that Father Marqus ‘Azīz and Shaykh Yūsuf al-Badrī are two sides of the same coin. He argues that the differences between them are only in religion and uniforms.
The press continues its investigations into the case of Muḥammad Aḥmad Ḥijāzī, an Egyptian citizen who has converted to Christianity. He has filed the first ever lawsuit to formally prove that he has become a Christian by changing his ID and other official papers. A broad range of opinions and...
Although Coptic lawyer Mamdūḥ Naklah is apparently concerned with Coptic issues, he has been accused of trading on Copts’ problems and of inciting the U.S. against the Egyptian regime.
Hibah Bayyūmī discusses the developments in the lawsuit filed by a number of Muslims who had converted from Christianity to Islam and now demanded to re-convert to their original religion, mentioning the opinions of Muslim and Christian intellectuals on the issue.
The Supreme Administrative Court has accepted the appeal presented by hundreds of Christians who have temporarily converted to Islam before asking to be allowed to return to their birth religion. A previous ruling rejected their right to list Christianity on their identity cards, regarding them as...


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