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Egyptian doctors 'ordered to operate on protesters without anaesthetic'

Exclusive: Leaked presidential report recommends an investigation into the highest echelons of the army leadership

Egyptian anti-military protesters evacuate a demonstrator

Egyptian anti-military protesters evacuate a demonstrator after he was wounded during clashes in the Abbassiya district of Cairo in May 2012. Photograph: Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images

Senior Egyptian army doctors were ordered to operate without anaesthetic on wounded protesters at a military hospital in Cairo during protests against military rule, according to an investigation commissioned by president Mohamed Morsi. The report into military and police malpractice since 2011 also alleges that doctors, soldiers and medics assaulted protesters inside the hospital.

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Four Copts arrested for complicity in Cathedral clashes

Arrests believed to be related to reconciliation meeting between Muslims and Christians

Two men try to put out their burning clothes after they were attacked by unidentified individuals outside the St Mark's Cathedral on April 7 (AFP Photo)

Two men try to put out their burning clothes after they were attacked by unidentified individuals outside the St Mark’s Cathedral on April 7
(AFP Photo)

At least four Coptic activists were arrested on Friday dawn for complicity in St. Mark’s Cathedral clashes which erupted outside the cathedral on Sunday as Coptic families were preparing a funeral procession for those who were killed in Al-Khasous the day before.

The Coptic Maspero Youth Union announced that Michael Morqos was arrested on Friday alongside three other activists. The union condemned his arrest, calling it an escalation against Coptic youth and likening it to Mubarak’s violations against Copts where “the violator is free and the victim gets jailed and humiliated”.

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Cairo clashes at St Mark's Coptic Cathedral after funerals

One person was reported to have died in the clashes

 Aleem Maqbool BBC News, Cairo

One person has been killed in clashes outside Cairo's main cathedral following the funerals of four Coptic Christians killed in religious violence on Thursday.

Mourners leaving St Mark's Cathedral clashed with local residents.

Police fired tear gas to break up the violence. More than 80 people were injured, the state news agency said.

The health ministry said one Christian man was killed. The ambulance service said he was struck with birdshot.

Mourners inside the church had earlier chanted slogans against Egypt's Islamist President, Mohammed Morsi.

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Christian Killed in Attack on Coptic Mourners in Egypt

Rocks, fire bombs, gunfire greet mourners leaving funeral of four slain Christians.

By Our Middle East Correspondent


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CAIRO, Egypt, April 7, 2013 (Morning Star News) – Coptic Christians attending a funeral service here today for four Copts killed two days earlier in an anti-Christian rampage were in turn attacked themselves by at least 200 Muslim rioters.

The incident, which started with a few dozen men pelting the mourners with stones, quickly escalated into a massive attack against Christians at St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Cathedral in the Abbassia area of Cairo involving firearms, flash-bang grenades, tear gas, fire bombs and other improvised weapons, besides cars set ablaze.

A Morning Star News reporter observed that police took more than an hour to respond, and when they arrived, they did nothing to stop the attack. Instead, most stood and watched men throw rocks at the Christians gathered at the gates of the cathedral compound or hurl stones over walls at the Christians trapped inside.

 

Muslims Attack Christian Funeral in Egypt, 1 Killed, 23 Injured

By Mary Abdelmassih

(AINA) -- Thousands of Copts attended the funeral service held today at St Mark Cathedral in Cairo for the Coptic victims killed by Muslims on April 4 and 5 in al-Khosous, Qaliubiya (AINA 4-6-2013). The service was attended by Christians from all denominations as well as Muslims.

Priests holding the service were unable to calm the Copts and at several times the service was interrupted by the wailing of the mothers of the victims, protests by angry Copts demanding retribution, and chants saying "no to the persecution and killing of Copts." Political chants dominated the scene, demanding President Morsi to "Go Away," and banners holding him responsible for the killing of Copts in al-Khosous were displayed.

After the funeral services ended, as coffins and attendants were leaving the cathedral, unidentified persons fired shots in front of the cathedral. It was reported that clashes took place between Copts coming out of the Cathedral and Muslims in the area, and that Muslims were on roof tops of neighboring buildings firing at them (video).

 

Thousands at Egypt Copt funeral prayers after clashes

CAIRO — Thousands of people packed Cairo's main cathedral on Sunday for the funeral prayers of four Coptic Christians killed in sectarian clashes.

"Down, down with Brotherhood rule," the congregation chanted in reference to the ruling Muslim Brotherhood of President Mohamed Morsi.

"Leave!" they chanted as they held up wooden crosses, television footage showed.

One Muslim was also killed in the clashes which flared on Friday night in Al-Khusus, a poor area in Qalyubia governorate, after a Muslim in his 50s objected to children drawing a swastika on a religious institute.

 

10 Christians, 1 Muslim Killed in Sectarian Clashes in Egypt

By Mary Abdelmassih

Cairo (AINA) -- Clashes between Muslims and Christians erupted yesterday in the Al-Khosous district of Qaliubia province. According to reports, ten Coptic Christians and one Muslim were killed. The violence broke out after swastikas were drawn on the side of a mosque wall. The Muslims claimed the swastikas were drawn by Christian children, but the Qaliubia security forces manager, Mohamad Yousry , said it was two Muslim children who drew the swastikas and that the mosque Imam chided them. But some Christians and Muslims got involved in the incident and it escalated from there. He added that rumors of Christians drawing crosses on the mosque's walls were circulated by Muslims.

5 killed in clashes between Muslims, Christians in Egypt near Cairo

By Associated Press,

Mohammed Nouhan, El Shorouk Newspaper/ Associated Press ) - Onlookers gather at the house of Egyptian Christian, Samir Iskandar which was burned during clashes between Muslims and Christians in Qalubiya, just outside Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, April 6, 2013. Several Egyptians including 4 Christians and a Muslim were killed in sectarian clashes before dawn on Saturday, security officials said.

CAIRO — Clashes between Egyptian Muslims and Christians erupted early Saturday in a town near Cairo, leaving at least five people dead, security officials said.

Investigators said they were waiting for autopsy reports to confirm how the men — four Christians and a Muslim — were killed in the small town of Khosoos, some 20 kilometers (12 miles) north of the capital.

 

Kidnappers target Christians in Egyptian province

By HAMZA HENDAWI

The Associated Press

 

MATAI, Egypt (AP) - Ezzat Kromer's resistance to his kidnappers did not last long. One of the masked gunmen fired a round between his feet as he sat behind the wheel of his car and said with chilling calm, "The next one will go into your heart."

The Christian gynecologist says he was bundled into his abductors' vehicle, forced to lie under their feet in the back seat for a 45-minute ride, then dumped in a small cold room while his kidnappers contacted his family over a ransom.

For the next 27 hours, he endured beatings, insults and threats to his life, while blindfolded, a bandage sealing his mouth and cotton balls in his ears.

Kromer's case is part of a dramatic rise of kidnappings targeting Christians, including children, in Egypt's southern province of Minya, home to the country's largest concentration of Christians but also a heartland for Islamist hard-liners.

 

Egyptian mosque turned into house of torture for Christians after Muslim Brotherhood protest

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    Amir Ayad lies in a hospital bed after he was allegedly beaten by Islamic hardliners who stormed a mosque in suburban Cairo. (MidEast Christian News

Islamic hard-liners stormed a mosque in suburban Cairo, turning it into torture chamber for Christians who had been demonstrating against the ruling Muslim Brotherhood in the latest case of violent persecution that experts fear will only get worse.

Such stories have become increasingly common as tensions between Egypt’s Muslims and Copts mount, but in the latest case, mosque officials corroborated much of the account and even filed a police report. Demonstrators, some of whom were Muslim, say they were taken from the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in suburban Cairo to a nearby mosque on Friday and tortured for hours by hard-line militia members.

 

“There is no longer anything to hold them back. The floodgates are open.”

 
عضو باتحاد "ماسبيرو": الناشط القبطي أمير عياد تم اختطافه من قبل "الإخوان" في المقطم وتعذيبه
أميرة هشام
   

نقل مينا ثابت، عضو اتحاد شباب ماسبيرو، عن أمير عياد، عضو جبهة الشباب القبطى، الذي اختفى خلال أحداث المقطم أمس الجمعة، أن الأخير تم اقتياده مع مجموعة كبيرة من الشباب من قبل شباب الإخوان المسلمين وتم احتجازهم بأحد المساجد، على حد قوله.

وقال ثابت المتواجد بمستشفى الهلال الذي يعالج فيها عياد حاليًا، أنه لا يعرف اسم المسجد الذي تم اقتيادهم إليه، وأنه يتوقع أن يكون مسجد بلال

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تلقي اللواء أحمد سليمان مدير أمن المنيا تلقى إخطارا من مأمور مركز شرطة "بني مزار" بتلقيه بلاغ من الخدمة المعينة لتأمين وملاحظة الحالة على كنيسة السيدة العذراء بقرية" ابو العباس" بتجمع 150 شخص من مسلمي القرية أمام الكنيسة لاعتراضهم على قيام راعى الكنيسة القس ميخائيل إبراهيم بهدم حائط منزل ملاصق للكنيسة ملك "عماد فوزي صادق" وذلك تمهيدًا لضم المنزل للكنيسة.

وتحرر عن الواقعة المحضر رقم 2474 لسنة 2013 أدارى مركز بنى مزار ،وتم عقد لقاء بمركز الشرطة مع كبار عائلات القرية بعد انتقال الاهالى إلى الكنيسة لمعاينة التعديات وإجبار راعى الكنيسة بإعادة الحال إلى ما كان عليه وبناء الحائط مرة أخرى.

حريق محدود بكنيسة قبطية بالجيزة والسبب مجهول

نادر شكرى

قال القس ديمتريوس كاهن كنيسة العذراء وماريوحنا بمنطقة المساكن بكفر طهرمس بمحافظة الجيزة انه نشب حريق محدود باعلى مبنى الكنيسة مساء اليوم وتمكنت سيارات الاطفاء من السطرة عليه قبل انتقاله الى مبنى الكنيسة والمبانى المجاورة
واشار ان الجزء الذى شب الحريق فيه يعلوا المبنى وهو عبارة عن استراحة مكشوفه بها بعض المقاعد التى تستخدم احيانا لاستراحة الاسر او اقامة انشطه شبابية مشيرا ان الاستراحه كانت مغلقه ولم يكن بها انشطه فى هذا التوقيت الشتوى حتى فؤجئنا بالحريق الذى خرجت منه السنه اللهيب وادت لخسائر فى المقاعد الخشبية وبعض الاخشاب والاثاث فى الدور كله ولكن لم تصل النيران الى مبنى الكنيسة الداخلى .
وتابع ان اجهزة الشرطه قامت بمعاينة الحادث وتقوم برفع الادلة الجنائية ولم يعرف حتى الان الاسباب وراء الحادث

قال القس ديمتريوس كاهن كنيسة العذراء وماريوحنا بمنطقة المساكن بكفر طهرمس بمحافظة الجيزة انه نشب حريق محدود باعلى مبنى الكنيسة مساء اليوم وتمكنت سيارات الاطفاء من السطرة عليه قبل انتقاله الى مبنى الكنيسة والمبانى المجاورة
واشار ان الجزء الذى شب الحريق فيه يعلوا المبنى وهو عبارة عن استراحة مكشوفه بها بعض المقاعد التى تستخدم احيانا لاستراحة الاسر او اقامة انشطه شبابية مشيرا ان الاستراحه كانت مغلقه ولم يكن بها انشطه فى هذا التوقيت الشتوى حتى فؤجئنا بالحريق الذى خرجت منه السنه اللهيب وادت لخسائر فى المقاعد الخشبية وبعض الاخشاب والاثاث فى الدور كله ولكن لم تصل النيران الى مبنى الكنيسة الداخلى .
وتابع ان اجهزة الشرطه قامت بمعاينة الحادث وتقوم برفع الادلة الجنائية ولم يعرف حتى الان الاسباب وراء الحادث

 

Egytian Muslims Accuse Priest of Using Black Magic on Muslim Girl

By Mary Abdelmassih

(AINA) -- Hundreds of Muslims marched for the second day through the street of the Egyptian town of El-Wasta, 90 kilometers south of Cairo in Beni Suef Province, to protest the disappearance of a young Muslim girl, Rania Shazli, and accuse the priest of St. George's Church in Wasta of using black magic to lure her to Christianity.

The girl's uncle lead a group of Muslims to force the Copts in town to close all their businesses until the girl is brought back to her family. Coptic owners who refused were forcefully shut down. The Shazli family, supported by local Salafists, threatened to kidnap a Christian girl if their daughter is not brought back and vowed to destroy the church after prayers on Friday, March 22nd.

 

 
Torture Likely Led to Death of Egyptian Christian in Libya,
Sources Say Beatings, electrical shock exacerbated serious heart condition.
By Our Middle East Correspondent
Ezzat Hakim Atallah’s widow, Ragaa Nagah (with ponytail), collapses with grief upon arrival to Cairo’s airport. (Morning Star News photo)
CAIRO, Egypt, March 14, 2013 (Morning Star News) – Repeated electrical shock torture of an Egyptian Christian accused of “proselytizing” in Libya likely exacerbated his heart ailment, leading to his death in custody, according to sources close to the deceased.
 
Ezzat Hakim Atallah died on Sunday (March 10) in a Tripoli jail while in the custody of an Islamic militia group known as the Preventative Security Unit. He was 45.

 

Egyptian Christian who died in Libya prison buried

By MAMDOUH THABET The Associated Press

 
Ragaa Abdallah, right, the wife of an Egyptian Christian who died in prison in Libya after he was detained on suspicion of having proselytized there has been buried in a subdued ceremony in his hometown, mourns during his funeral in Assuit, Egypt, Wednesday, March 13, 2012 in southern Egypt. The local church head Priest Baqi Sadaqa told the funeral congregation on Wednesday that Ezzat Atallah's death earlier this week was a "crime against Egypt."
 

Ragaa Abdallah, right, the wife of an Egyptian Christian who died in prison in Libya after he was detained on suspicion of having proselytized there has been buried in a subdued ceremony in his hometown, mourns during his funeral in Assuit, Egypt, Wednesday, March 13, 2012 in southern Egypt. The local church head Priest Baqi Sadaqa told the funeral congregation on Wednesday that Ezzat Atallah's death earlier this week was a "crime against Egypt." Mamdouh Thabet / AP Photo
Photo By MAMDOUH THABET

ASSIUT, Egypt -- An Egyptian Christian who died in prison in Libya after he was detained on suspicion of having proselytized there has been buried in a subdued ceremony in his hometown in southern Egypt.
Local church head Priest Baqi Sadaqa told the funeral congregation Wednesday that Ezzat Atallah's death earlier this week was a "crime against Egypt," and expressed concern about Islamists' rising clout in Egypt and Libya.
Sadaqa says Attalah was tortured. An Egyptian diplomat has said he likely died of natural causes. Attalah suffered from diabetes and heart troubles.

 

Mystery of Muslim woman's disappearance leaves Kom Ombo in crisis

Kom Ombo in Upper Egypt is in turmoil after rumours a Muslim woman was abducted by the Coptic Church and converted to Christianity — a charge her family denies

Salma Shukrallah in Kom Ombo (Aswan )

Crowds inside church during attacks(Photo: Ahram Online)

A rumour has spread in the Upper Egyptian city of Kom Ombo that a divorced Muslim woman in her mid-30s was kidnapped by the Coptic Church and converted to Christianity. In an area divided by tribal and religious allegiances, the story has fuelled violence against the area's Christian minority.

 

The city's largest church, the Church of Mar Girgis, has been under attack for the past three days by what residents describe as "unknown assailants." Mostly in their teens, hundreds of young boys and men have been surrounding the church and pelting it with rocks and Molotov cocktails.

  Egypt: Missing Muslim Woman Found After Riot

 

 

A senior security official says a missing Muslim woman suspected of conversion to Christianity has been found. Her disappearance set off rioting in southern Egypt.

Muslims stormed a church in Kom Ombo, charging that the woman was being held there.

Major General Hassan Abdul-Hay, security chief of Aswan, told reporters late Saturday that "family and social reasons," not religion, were behind her disappearance, and she had not converted. He gave no other details.

Hundreds of Muslims threw firebombs and rocks Thursday night at the church, injuring 11 policemen and 12 Christians.

Clashes between Coptic Christians and Muslims usually are sparked by rumors of conversion, Muslim-Christian love affairs and construction of churches.

Coptic Christians make up about 10 percent of Egypt's population. They have long complained of state discrimination.

 

Egypt releases Salafist held for insulting Christianity

 

Brotherhood justice: Capital punishment for anyone who insults Islam, and release on bail for anyone who attacks any other religion.

Did judges give in to pressure of hardliners?

CAIRO - A controversial Egyptian Islamist was freed on bail on Monday after he was held in custody for four days on charges of insulting Christianity, a judicial official said.

Ahmed Abdullah, an extremist preacher also known as Abu Islam, was arrested after Coptic Christian activist Nagib Gibrail accused him of insulting Christianity on a television show.

He was held for four days on orders of the state prosecutor and released on bail of 20,000 Egyptian pounds (around $3,000), the judicial official said.

 

Copts Protest Church Attack in Egypt -- Church Attacked Again

By Mary Abdelmassih

(AINA) -- Hundreds of Copts rallied on Sunday evening against the torching of St. Georges church in Sarsena on Friday (AINA 2-16-2013), as well as the escalation of destruction of churches by Muslims. Several Coptic rights groups organized a march from Shubra, a densely populated area in Cairo, to the High Court building in downtown Cairo, to "demand justice" as the organizers said.

Demonstrators demanded the Sarsena church be rebuilt and the perpetrators be prosecuted, in addition to the assailants of previous attacks on the churches during the last two years since the ousting of Mubarak. They also demanded an end to the customary "reconciliation" meetings forced on Copts by the authorities, in which Copts lose all their rights.


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