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Tension is gripping the township of Banī Mazār in al-Menya, where local residents of the village of Abū Jilbān besieged the village of al-Nasseriyah to take revenge on a tuc-tuc (autorickshaw) driver who happened to be a Copt, for killing a six-year-old boy who happened to be a Muslim. [Māhir ‘Abd...
Coptic lawyer Najīb Jabrā’īl, the chairman of the Egyptian Union for Human Rights Organization (EUHRO), called for canceling the public prosecutor’s decision to place underage Coptic girl Rānyā Khalīl in a care house for girls, terming the decision as “arbitrary”. [‘Abd al-Wahāb Sha’bān, al-Wafd,...
Meanwhile, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) condemned the “police and army forces’ failure to protect houses and property of Copts in the village, adding arson is a crime that should have no place for conciliation. [Hānī Danyāl and Nādir Shukrī, Watanī, Feb. 19, p. 1] Read text in...
Presidential hopeful ‘Amr Mūsá welcomed endeavors by the parliament’s fact-finding commission in cooperation with Christian religious leaders and Shaykh Hawwārī of the al-Da’wah al-Salafīyah (Salafī Call) Movement in al-‘Āmrīyah to “right wrongs”. “Tolerance and coexistence are authentic values,”...
Archpriest Buqtur Nāshid of the Mar Girgis Church in al-Nahdah said despite the relief amidst Coptic families in the village of Sharbāt after the decisions by a parliament’s fact-finding commission, these decisions need to be implemented on the ground. The commission’s acknowledgement about the...
Local leaders managed to contain a sectarian fitnah in Mīt Bashār as Muslim elders of the village formed human shields to protect the church and Copts’ houses there until security agencies found Rānyā in the house of one of her relatives in Cairo. The girl, who was handed over to the al-Zaqāzīq...
The Minyā al-Qamh prosecution is still investigating the crisis over rumors that church clerics kidnapped and detained her after she converted to Islam. Hanān ‘Attīyah Girgis, the 40-year-old mother of Rānyā, said during investigations with her that her husband Khalīl has forced Rānyā to convert to...
“My father used to mistreat us. He was perennially quarrelling with my mother. Two years ago, he converted to Islam, left our house and married to a Muslim woman. We have been the focal point of bad talk in the town,” said the 14-year-old girl. “Four months ago, I left my mom’s house and went to...
The panel, with the objection of the priest, recommended on Wednesday (February 1) delegating Shaykh Hawārī to sell the property of Abū Sulaymān, a trader of household appliances and a local notable of the area of Kubrī al-Sharbāt in al-Nahdah, and have him expelled from the village.
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....

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