Fresh call for Egypt to release Christian convert journalist Bishoy Boulos

By Antony Bushfield
 
There's a fresh call for Egypt to release a Christian journalist who reported about attacks on churches after the country's president
 
pardoned a group of foreign reporters.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced the release of two Al Jazeera journalists who were jailed after reporting unrest, but there was no news on Bishoy Boulos.The Christian convert remains behind bars after reporting attacks against churches.He is also known by his former Muslim name, Mohamed Hegaz,y and was arrested on December 4, 2013 in the Egyptian city of Minya.Release International, which serves persecuted Christians around the world, is calling for his immediate release.

 

أحد أعضاء لجنة دفاع المجند بهاء جمال النيابة العسكرية استدعت زملاء بهاء وقائد الكتيبة 

أحد أعضاء لجنة دفاع المجند بهاء جمال  النيابة العسكرية استدعت زملاء بهاء وقائد الكتيبة

القاهرة /إم سي إن/ من إيرين موسى 
قال هاني رمسيس، أحد أعضاء لجنة دفاع المجند بهاء جمال "إن النيابة العسكرية استدعت زملاء المجند الشهيد بهاء في الكتيبة وسؤالهم، وكذلك قائد الكتيبة وسؤاله، وكانت النيابة العسكرية عاينت الجثة داخل المشرحة وربما تكون عاينتها قبل خروجها من الكتيبة". 

Three Christians in Egypt Arrested for Allegedly Showing Contempt for Islam

Angry Muslim forcibly detains evangelist in Alexandria. By Our Middle East Correspondent

ISTANBUL, Turkey, July 16, 2015 (Morning Star News) – Three Christians in Egypt have been accused of showing disdain or contempt for Islam after an evangelism outreach to Muslims over the weekend in the port city of Alexandria, sources said.

The three Christians were arrested on Saturday (July 11) after at least one was stopped for handing out small bags of dried dates and copies of the Sermon on the Mount, according to human rights activists. In addition to the dates, a snack Muslims commonly eat when breaking the Ramadan day-time fast, the bags contained a statement about God’s love and His omniscient nature.