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Conversion in Egypt is a complicated and thorny issue.
Sharp questions have flared up concerning the independence of the Egyptian judicial system after the Criminal Court of Sohag sentenced only two of 95 defendants on February 27 in a retrial for the deaths of 21 Christians in and around the village of al-Kosheh in late 1999 and early 2000. The...
The priest of the Church of Archangel Michael in Al-Kosheh rejected the accusation of the president of the criminal court of Sohag who had said that three Christian men of religion had not cooperated with policemen to calm down people and prevent inciting violence.
The verdict given in the action of Al-Kosheh has caused a strong line of division between Egypt’s Muslims and Christians. Most Muslims accept the impartiality of the court while many Christians, inside and outside Egypt, expressed their anger in articles, letters and interviews about the verdict....
Drs. Cornelis Hulsman had been invited to give a lecture on his work for the RNSAW at a conference on "Media and Interreligious Dialogue" in Vienna, Austria on November 8 and 9. The conference had been organized by the International Press Institute in Vienna, the Department of Communication Science...
This statement was published on March 13 in Al-Ahram and the other local newspapers. It mentioned that 135 accused had been referred to Sohag Criminal Court on various charges including murder. No Muslim or Christian cleric was included among those charged. 20 Copts were listed as murdered in the...
Watani comments on the recent visit of Ibrahim Suleiman, the Minister for Housing, General Mustafa Abdel-Qader, the Minister for Local Development, and General Ahmed Abdel-Aziz Bakr, the Governor of Sohag, to Al-Kosheh.
Mustafa Abdel-Qader, Minister for Local Development voiced in this interview the same opinion as in Al-Ahram. "A solution for the problems in Al-Kosheh depends on the political dimension, development and respect for the law." The interview concerned development in general and included Al-Kosheh....
At a press conference in Al-Kosheh Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim Suleiman, Minister for Housing, and General Mustafa Abdel-Qader, Minister for Local Development and General Ahmed Bakr, Governor of Sohag, and other dignitaries talked about the government development of Al-Kosheh village as a model village...
Counselor Maher Abdel-Wahed, the Attorney General, answers accusations from the Canadian Coptic Association charging the State Prosecution service of being biased against Copts in the wake of Father Gibra’il Abdel-Messih’s interrogation and subsequent release on bail of 1,000 LE (about US$ 300,-).

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