Posts Tagged ‘Coptic’

Egyptian women’s views: Verdict in virginity test case

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There have been protests in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, after a military court acquitted an army doctor accused of carrying out forced virginity tests on women activists on Sunday. Ahmed Adel was cleared of indecent behaviour and disobeying army order.    

Romney should focus on religious freedom in the Middle East

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Sometimes good policy and good politics coincide. There is no better example of the intersection of the two than the plight of Christians in Arab countries.    

COPTIC SOLIDARITY MEDIA RELEASE In the New Egypt, It’s “Punish the Victim and Crush the Innocent”

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Coptic Solidarity strongly urges that the international community, through the United Nations Human Rights Council, appoint a special rapporteur for the Copts in Egypt, particularly in light of the recent evictions, property confiscations and attacks against Copts.    

In Egypt, Christian-Muslim Tension Is On The Rise

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Blackened rubble is all that is left of Abskharon Suleiman’s appliance store in the northern Egyptian village of Sharbat.    

Egyptian village expels Coptic families amid sectarian tensions

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Eight Christian Coptic families have been evicted from their village in the coastal governorate of Alexandria after violence erupted last month amid rumors of an affair between a Coptic man and a Muslim woman.  

Two Coptic Priests Charged With ‘Incitement’ in Maspero Massacre

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Two Coptic priests appeared yesterday before an investigations judge in connection with the events of the Maspero Massacre, in which 28 Copts were killed and 329 injured after being shot and run over by and military Armored Personnel Carriers.    

Egypt: A Year of Attacks on Free Expression

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The climate for free expression in Egypt has worsened since Hosni Mubarak was ousted a year ago, Human Rights Watch said today.    

Muslim Council in Egypt Evicts 8 Christian Families, Seizes Their Property

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Coptic homes set ablaze by Muslims in Ameriya.. National and international rights groups have consistently criticized the recourse to the so-called “reconciliation meetings” — dubbed “Bedouin sittings” — that take place between Copts and Muslim assailant after every attack on Copts.    

Selma on the Nile

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Egypt’s Christians face Islamist lynch mobs    

Egypt’s Christians Celebrate Christmas Amid Fears

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CAIRO — Egypt’s Christians celebrated Saturday their first Christmas after the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak, amid tight security and a display of national unity to allay fears of the growing power of Islamists.    

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