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Monday, 08 July 2013

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From all progressive Human Rights Egyptian organisations in UK

 

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6/7/2013

 

 

On 03/07/2013 The Egyptian people’s will prevailed. They crossed the sea of hatred, ignorance, discrimination and terrorism to emerge at the shores of freedom. Egypt’s tyrant who admittedly started as an elected president; has demonstrated incomparable incompetence, and was also reckless with the national security of the country. He had to be defeated. The people were victorious in their demand to bring down a new dictator. As the Egyptians recommenced their glorious revolution from the Tahrir square, its noble birth place, the army stepped in to protect the country against Morsi’s anti-democratic thugs.

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Egyptian government must take immediate action PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 25 June 2013

 

Egyptian government must take immediate action to stop incitement to violence against Shi’a

24 June 2013

At least four Shi’a Muslims were killed by a mob in the village of Zawyat Abu Muslam in Giza governorate close to Cairo, on Sunday, including the well-known community figure Hassan Shehata.

“It is absolutely essential for the police to take immediate action to arrest those responsible for the killings. As the killings were carried out in front of a crowd, there were many witnesses”, stated Chris Chapman, Head of Conflict Prevention at Minority Rights Group International (MRG).

According to Egyptian media sources, Salafist Imams have been inciting hatred against Shi’a in the village for the last three weeks.

“There are Egyptian media channels which have been celebrating the killings of Shi’a in Giza governorate. The government must take immediate steps to stop hate speech in the media”, Hafez Abu Seada, Director of the Egyptian Organisation for Human Rights, told MRG today.

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Protest against the destruction of Egypt civil structures PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 19 April 2013

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19th April 2013   

Protest against the destruction of Egypt civil structuresAnd it’s replacement by Muslim brotherhood  

Ever since the Muslim Brotherhood came to power through their representative Mr Mursi on 30/06/13, they have done nothing but try to increase their power through undermining and destroying Egypt government and society civil structures.

They brutally oppressed the opposition infiltrated the police and tried to destroy the judiciary and the media to replace them with their symathisers. The constitution which was produced by a majority of them is a shameful document that didn’t address the aspirations of the Egyptian people. 

During the 5/12/2012 protests against President Mursi, police stood idly by as 49 protesters were illegally detained and tortured By Mursi’s supporters, as the MB’s leader called for more illegal arrests via Muslim Brotherhood’s media sources. 

During Mursi’s rule approximately 60 protesters have been killed and thousands injured by the police force during the breaking up of protests. Police have reportedly used rubber and iron shot shell pellets against protesters. No one was tried from either the police force or Morsi’s militias.

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EGYPT: COPTS ARRESTED FOLLOWING ATTACK ON ST MARK’S CATHEDRAL PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 13 April 2013

 

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EGYPT: COPTS ARRESTED FOLLOWING ATTACK ON ST MARK’S CATHEDRAL

Egyptian authorities have arrested four Coptic men who were present in St Mark’s Cathedral when it was attacked last weekend.

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) was informed Shadi Sami was arrested at 4 am, while Michael Morcos was arrested at 6 am by Special Forces who stormed the back entrance of his apartment. It appears the men were detained for being in the grounds of St Mark’s Cathedral when it was attacked last Sunday.

Two other Coptic men were also arrested in the early hours of today, according to the Coptic Maspero Youth Union.

The men were amongst hundreds of people who attended Sunday’s funeral at St Mark’s Cathedral for four Coptic men who were killed in sectarian violence last Friday in Khosous, a town 10 miles from Cairo.

As mourners left the funeral, they were pelted with stones, petrol bombs, and Molotov cocktails, forcing them to seek shelter in the grounds of the Cathedral. As stones and other missiles continued to be hurled from the roofs of surrounding buildings and by people who had climbed the walls of the Cathedral, young Coptic men took up sticks and rocks to retaliate.

Two Coptic men were killed during the violence, and 84 were injured, including Michael Morcos, who required sixteen stitches to the head after being hit by a glass bottle. When police eventually arrived at the scene, they fired teargas into the grounds of the Cathedral and did nothing to end the attack, which continued for at least five hours.

Andrew Johnston, Advocacy Director at CSW, said: “These arrests come at a time when the Coptic community in Egypt is still coming to terms with an unprecedented attack on the headquarters of the Coptic Orthodox Church and the violence in Khosous.

Two Copts were killed during the attack on the Cathedral; four more died in Khosous, yet not one of their attackers has been arrested. Such discrepancies in the discharge of justice contribute to impunity, and can only foster more sectarianism.

They also sends a clear message that Christians are not viewed as equal citizens, despite the government’s verbal protestations to the contrary, and the fact that Egypt is party to international covenants that prohibit discrimination.

Being in the Cathedral identifies these men as victims, not perpetrators. CSW therefore urges their immediate release, and calls on the Egyptian authorities to focus instead on apprehending assailants caught on camera as they attacked the Cathedral with stones and guns.”

For further information or to arrange interviews please contact Kiri Kankhwende, Press Officer at Christian Solidarity Worldwide on +44 (0)20 8329 0045 / +44 (0) 78 2332 9663,

email This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.csw.org.uk.

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is a Christian organisation working for religious freedom through advocacy and human rights, in the pursuit of justice.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 13 April 2013 )
 
Statement by High Representative Catherine Ashton PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 12 April 2013
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IGFM conference "Arabic" PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 10 April 2013

 

 

 

 

 

مؤتمر عالمى مع المنظمة الالمانية لحقوق الانسان

 

لفضح الفاشية الاخوانية

 

 

يشارك اتحاد المنظمات القبطية فى اوربا مع المنظمة الالمانية لحقوق الانسان " “ IGFM فى بون يوم 12 و 13 من شهر ابريل بحضور عددا من السياسيين فى المانيا من الحزب الحاكم والاحزاب الاخرى فى مؤتمرهم السنوى وسوف يقوم اتحاد المنظمات القبطية بنشر الاعمال الاجرامية من وزارة الداخلية المعضدة من ميلشيات الاخوان ضد الاقباط العزل وضرب الكاترائية المرقسية بالعباسية فى عمل همجى اجرامى لم يسبق حدوثه منذ دخول المسيحية .

 

وسوف نفضح النظام الارهابى الذى يحاول طمس جرائمة باصدار تعليماتة للمستشفيات المصرية التى يعالج فيها المصابين فى جريمتى الخصوص والكاتدرائية بعدم كتابة اى تقارير طبية او الاحتفاظ باسماء المصابين فيما عدا المستشفى القبطى .

 

كما اننا نحمل توثيق كامل لجرائم النظام فى الاتحادية وتصفية كل شرفاء الوطن الشهداء مثل جيكا الحسينى محمد الجندى ..... ليطمئن اخواننا المصريين اننا نقف صفا واحدا ضد خفافيش الظلام الفاشيين وتجار الدين عديمى الضمير .

 

ونتعهد باننا سناخذ الاجراءات القانونية ضد هذا النظام الارهابى .

 

 

اتحاد المنظمات القبطية فى اوربا

 

مدحت قلادة رئيس الاتحاد

 

دكتور ابراهيم حبيب نائب الرئيس

 

مجدى يوسف منسق عام الاتحاد

Last Updated ( Sunday, 21 April 2013 )
 
Christian COPTS OF CALIFORNIA PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 10 April 2013
   
Press Release
April 10, 2013Christian
  
COPTS OF CALIFORNIA
  
For more information,
  
contact:Mounir Bishay Ph. (310) 641- 3387
  
   
A message to President Obama and the United States Congress
   
Why ARE YOU SILENT?
    
How many Coptic Egyptian Christians have to die before you take action?
   
What has been described as the Arab Spring has evolved into deadly seasons, especially for the original Christian inhabitants of these lands. The dictators who once ruled these countries are being replaced by militant Islamic regimes that are bent on cleansing their nations from all Christians.Not a day passes in Egypt without Christian homes, businesses and churches burnt to the ground.
   
Members of the Christian minority are wounded and killed.
    
It is common for their children to be kidnapped for ransom or for coerced conversion to Islam. In village after village, militant Muslims drive Christians from their homes and businesses, where they have lived for generations.

A recent atrocity in Egypt exemplifies violence unprecedented in modern history. On Sunday April 7, 2013, a funeral service was held at St Mark’s Coptic

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FCO Minister condemns violent clashes in Egypt PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 09 April 2013

 

FCO Minister condemns violent clashes in Egypt

Alistair Burt condemns violence outside Coptic Cathedral in Cairo, and calls on all parties in Egypt to respect freedom of religion.

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Reacting to violent clashes that broke out at St Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in Cairo following a funeral there, Foreign Office Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt said:

I strongly condemn the violent clashes that occurred outside Cairo’s St Mark’s Coptic Cathedral on 7 April, leaving at least one person dead and many others injured. I offer my condolences to the families of the victims, and urge all to show restraint. Freedom of religion and belief is a vital component of a democratic society, and it is important that individuals are able to visit their places of worship safely and peacefully, and that security forces act effectively to protect them. We welcome the news that there will be an investigation into the incident.

 
SIEGE ON COPTIC CATHEDRAL HIGHLIGHTS ESCALATING SECTARIAN VIOLENCE PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 09 April 2013

 

For Immediate Release

8 April 2013

EGYPT: SIEGE ON COPTIC CATHEDRAL HIGHLIGHTS ESCALATING SECTARIAN VIOLENCE

At least two people were killed and over 90 injured yesterday during a siege on St Mark’s Coptic Cathedral in Abbasiya, Cairo, in the aftermath of a funeral for four Coptic men.Hundreds of mourners had attended the funeral of 25 year-old Morqos Kamel, 35 year-old Victor Saad, 45 year-old Mansour Attia and 25 year-old Essam Tawadros, who died of gunshot wounds during a mob attack on 5 April on the Christian community in Khorous, a suburb 10 miles north of Cairo, following unsubstantiated claims that Christians had daubed offensive imagery on the walls of an Islamic institution.

When the mourners attempted to leave the premises, they were pelted with stones, petrol bombs, and Molotov cocktails, forcing them to seek shelter in the grounds of the Cathedral. As stones and other missiles continued to be hurled from the roofs of surrounding buildings and by people who had climbed the walls of the Cathedral, young Coptic men took up sticks and rocks to retaliate.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 09 April 2013 )
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EGYPT: Use of Blasphemy-like Charges Must End PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 05 April 2013
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EGYPT: Use of Blasphemy-like Charges Must End

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April 5, 2013| By USCIRF

 

WASHINGTON D.C. – The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) today expressed concern about the Egyptian government’s continued application of blasphemy-like charges that are used to stifle dissent and limit the freedoms of religion and expression.

Bassem Youssef, a well-known Egyptian comedian and satirist, was questioned on Monday April 1, 2013 by Egypt’s Public Prosecution office after being charged with “insulting Islam” on his popular television program. He also was charged with insulting the president and spreading false information aimed at threatening public order. On Wednesday, April 3, Egyptian comedian Ali Qandil was questioned after being charged with “insulting Islam,” based on a February appearance on Mr. Youssef’s program. Both Youssef and Qandil posted bail and were released. These are just two of the most recent examples of a disturbing trend that affects all Egyptians.

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Press Release PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 25 March 2013

   

بيان صحفى

ينطلق فى القاهرة يومى 30و 31 مارس 2013 مؤتمرا حاشدا عن المواطنة والأقليات تحت حكم الاخوان المسلمين.

وصرح السيد مجدى خليل ،مدير منتدى الشرق الأوسط للحريات الذى ينظم المؤتمر،أن هذا المؤتمر هو الاكبر من نوعه فى تاريخ مصر الحديث فى هذا الموضوع، حيث سيشارك فيه بالحضور أو بتقديم أوراق بحثية حوالى 70 سياسى وأكاديمى وباحث متخصص فى الموضوع، وسوف تصدر هذه الابحاث فى مجلدين بالعربية والانجليزية لأستشراف واقع ومستقبل الأقليات تحت الحكم الإسلامى.

Last Updated ( Monday, 25 March 2013 )
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