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PA to investigate forced eviction of Amreya Copts

ALEXANDRIA/CAIRO: The Human Rights Committee of the People’s Assembly rejected, in an emergency meeting Sunday night, the forced eviction of eight Coptic families from their homes in Alexandria, stressing the importance of combating sectarian tension. The PA had commissioned the committee to hold the meeting at the request of a number of MPs to investigate …


Egypt village evicts eight Christian families: rights group

CAIRO: Eight Coptic Christian families have been evicted from a village in northern Egypt following clashes sparked by rumors of an illicit affair between a Coptic man and a Muslim woman, a rights group said on Sunday. The decision to evict the families came after a meeting of village elders — a traditional form of …


Coptic movement to protest ‘forced eviction’ of Amreyya Copts

CAIRO: The Maspero Youth Union announced that it will organize a protest Thursday in front of the Journalists’ Syndicate, to condemn what they called violations against the Coptic residents of Sharbat village in the district of Amreyya in Alexandria. The sectarian clashes reportedly erupted on Friday Jan. 27 when Mahmoud Te’ma, a barber, claimed that …


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