A group of residents from Koum al-Loufy, Minya, threw stones at Coptic Christians after Maundy Thursday prayers, an eyewitness told Mada Masr on Friday.
Lawyers in Egypt held a nationwide one-day strike on Saturday to protest a jail sentence against eight of their colleagues, the Syndicate’s spokesperson said.
Lawyers in Minya initiated a strike on Monday after nine lawyers were issued prison sentences for defaming the judiciary. Seven have been jailed, and two were sentenced in absentia by the Minya Criminal Court on Sunday. The Lawyers Syndicate has threatened potential nationwide strike action to protest the ruling.
An Egyptian military court yesterday sentenced 70 opponents to prison for their alleged involvement in “violence and riots” which took place in the Minya province, following the Rabaa Al-Adawiya and Al-Nahda massacres in August 2013.
The first part of this article dealt with the main triggers of sectarian violence in Egypt, particularly in the period after January 2011, concluding that issues the state has failed to adequately deal with, such as the stalling of draft legislation, has only exacerbated sectarian incidents in recent years.
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi urged the swift pursuit of justice in holding the perpetrators of sectarian violence to account, regardless of who they are, in the aftermath of a sectarian incident in Karm Village, Minya in May.
The Tadamon Coalition demanded on Saturday that parliament discuss the church building law and its amendments, after sending a list of recommendations to parliamentary speaker Ali Abdul Aal. The group held a meeting on Saturday and sent their recommendations for the law and its amendments to the parliament, calling for …
Sectarian strife does not exist in Upper Egypt’s Minya and all clashes between Muslims and Christians in the governorate are a result of “neighbor disputes,” said Minya’s security director Faisal Dweidar.
Pope Tawadros II, the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church, sent out a message to expatriate Coptic Egyptians on Monday expressing his strong opposition to demonstrations planned in the US against the alleged persecution of Copts in Egypt.
At least 30 violations against journalists were recorded in the past week, according to a report published by Journalists Against Torture (JATO) on Sunday. A collective assault committed by lawyers contributed to 22 of the violations, the report stated.