Sydney — Hundreds of persons gathered at Martin Place in Sydney on Sunday 14 April 2013, to protest the continuous persecution of Egypt’s indigenous Christians.
The rally was attended by political leaders from Federal, State and Local Government, to support calls by the Australian Coptic Movement and the Egyptian Coptic Orthodox Church in Australia to condemn the violation of basic human rights of the Christian Copts of Egypt.
Mr Hermiz Shahen, The Deputy Secretary General of the Assyrian Universal Alliance and Mr. David David, president of the Assyrian Australian National Federation joined in the protest. Mr. Shahen addressed the gathering in a show of support for the Copts of Egypt.
To read this article and a transcript of Mr. Shahen’s speech, please go to: http://www.aina.org/news/20130414183842.htm