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Over a series of four editorials printed last October, I tackled the practices exercised by Minia local authorities against the Copts in the governorate. A file I had received from the bishopric of Maghāghah and Adwah in Minia was packed full of details that could be described as collective...
The article describes the release of two Coptic contractors who were charged with killing a young Muslim man at Abū Fānā monastery.
Abū Fānā monastery has announced that the seven kilometer wall around its periphery has been finished but call for it to be increased to a height of four meters.
The article provides background information on the Abū Fānā Monastery crisis, stating that a settlement was reached when the Coptic Church agreed to give up some of the land for peace and a fencing wall to protect the remaining land. The article then relates how Minya officials have gone back on...
A special committee led by the governor of Minya travels to Abū Fānā in order to draw the borders of the monastery after brutal attacks. The committee departed the area without a conclusion after much debate over conflicting maps. Officials insist the attacks were not a crime but a land dispute and...
The article provides a comprehensive report of the incidents that took place at Abu Fana monastery on May 31 this year. The article discusses the repercussions of the attacks and comments on the widespread anger of Copts in the region.
The crisis between Abū Fānā Monastery and Minia governorate last week acquired ominous proportions after it appeared that a settlement of sorts had been reached. The author records the abuses that have been perpetrated against the monastery in reaching and executing this settlement.
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