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On August 14, 2013, the Egyptian government broke up the Rābiʿa and al-Nahḍa sit-ins after roughly six weeks since deposing the Muslim Brotherhood from power.  Afterwards, several of those participating in the sit-ins fled to Turkey. 
International condemnation for the vicious, oppressive campaign against the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) continues to roll in after the arrest of three of its leaders.  Foreign governments, the United Nations, and dozens of local and international organizations demanded the...
The Cultural Dialogue Forum of the Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services organized the seventh round of American-Egyptian dialogue in participation with Hands along the Nile Development Services (HANDS), the United Church of Christ, the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), the...
Middle East Online Website published an article on August 24 entitled “Egypt’s Morsi scraps preventive detention for publishing crimes” by Dominique Soguel. Below is the original text of the article: Egyptian newspaper editor Islam Afifi was freed after a few hours in custody on Thursday, a...
The U.S. State Department denounced the attack yesterday that led to the deaths of four. Similarly Russia, the EU, France, and the UN condemned the attack (Passant Zayn al- Dīn, al-Masry al-Yawm, Oct. 23). Read original text in Arabic.   [Translator’s note: An article of similar content appeared in...
Churches in Egypt criticized the Religious Freedom Report that was issued by the US State Department and recommended that the military assistance in Egypt be tied to the protection of Copts and minorities.
The U.S. State Department decided to list the “Ansār al- Quds” group on the list of international terrorist organizations. The Egyptian Foreign Ministry welcomed the U.S. move. A statement issued by the U.S. State Department spokesman explained that the attacks of this organization targeted...
The 16th Annual International Freedoms Report issued by the U.S. State Department included several reports and investigations regarding the targeting of churches, houses, and Christian-owned workplaces in Egypt.
U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama expressed sadness over the death of Pope Shenouda and described him as a prominent advocate of religious tolerance and dialogue. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also offered condolences to Egyptians over the demise of the pope,...
The American State Department has praised Egypt’s efforts regarding its religious minorities in its annual report to Congress on approximately 200 countries. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also revealed that an international congress will be held in Washington to discuss religious freedoms around...

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