Joint statement of condemnation and denunciation from the European Union for Coptic organizations for Human Rights and the Canadian Coptic activists federation.
The European Union for Coptic organizations for Human Rights and the Canadian Coptic activists federation denounce the ruling issued to acquit the three Muslim perpetrators who stripped the seventy-year-old woman, Suad Thabet, known as the lady of Karm, who was stripped naked and paraded in the streets of the village of Karm, despite of the overwhelming evidence, witnesses and videos handed over to the prosecution to convict the defendants. A previously court, headed by Counselor Ashraf Muhammad Ali Muhammad Hussein the delegate to the Minya Court, issued the sentence of ten years imprisonment against the perpetrators but an appeal was made. After the judges of Egypt felt embarrassed twice and finally after four years of postponement and procrastination Counselor Ashraf Muhammad Ali Muhammad Hussein issued a verdict of innocence, and he is the same judge who ruled the previous ruling to ten Years of imprisonment.
This unjust and shocking ruling confirms the prevalence of injustice against Copts in the Egyptian courts and the judiciary, and that the gross injustice faced by the Copts does not occur only from the judiciary, but from the Egyptian state apparatus as a whole from 1952 to this date and in all eras.
We, the European Union for Coptic organizations for Human Rights and the Canadian Coptic activists federation, after we have long waited and run out of patience with the repetition of the injustices faced by the Copts in Egypt from state institutions and unjust rulings, intend to escalate the situation in international forums in Europe, Canada and Africa against the cruel injustice that befall the Copts of Egypt. .
European Union for Coptic organizations for Human Rights and Canadian Coptic activists federation