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Fourth Anniversary of Maspero Massacre: Need Transparent Investigation of Implicated Political and Security Officials During the Events

On the occasion of the fourth anniversary of the "Maspero Massacre", which occurred on the October 9, 2011, and claimed the lives of 25 civilians in addition to dozens of the wounded, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) condemns the fact that open, transparent and fair investigations have still not been opened with political and security officials during the events, especially the military police and the leaders of Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) at this time, on the use of violence and the violation of the right to life of the demonstrators, and their role in failing to protect them.

Former Egyptian General Sees His Bloc Leading New Parliament
By Reuters

A former intelligence officer who heads the largest loyalist coalition running in Egypt's upcoming elections expects his bloc to lead the new parliament and eventually seek to curb the legislature's wide-ranging powers.




Deliberate Obscurity About ‘Sectarian Strife’
By Karima Kamal - EgyptIndependent

What is happening in Ameriya? You will not find the answer about the sectarian incidents there in any newspaper. You will only find stories on social networking sites.





Egypt at the Security Council: A Lot of Effort for an Uncontested Seat
By Ibrahim Bassem – Mada Masr

As Egypt runs for a non-permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s government is seeking to gather support although it is running uncontested.









It’s Time for the U.S. to Start Worrying About a Saudi Collapse
By John Hannah - Foreign Policy

As if there weren’t already enough problems to worry about in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia might be headed for trouble. From plummeting oil prices to foreign-policy missteps to growing tensions with Iran, a confluence of recent events is mounting to pose some serious challenges for the Saudi regime.



COPTIC SOLIDARITY MEDIA RELEASE In the New Egypt, It’s “Punish the Victim and Crush the Innocent”

For Immediate Release

Coptic Solidarity strongly urges that the international community, through the United Nations Human Rights Council, appoint a special rapporteur for the Copts in Egypt, particularly in light of the recent evictions, property confiscations and attacks against Copts.

The Copts are the Christians of Egypt who represent about12% of Egypt’s 84 million people.

Over the past two weeks, a new and ugly campaign has been waged against Copts. At least eight Coptic families have been evicted from their homes in the al-Nahda village, Amereyah, near Alexandria, following unconfirmed accusations against a Copt of having an affair with a Muslim woman. Even though the accused quickly surrendered himself to the police for investigation, some 5000 village people, incited by Salafists and other Islamist groups, went on a violent rampage, collectively punishing the few Coptic families that live in the area, burning and ransacking their houses and their property. To make things worse, a “council” dominated by these Islamists was convened, in the presence of and approval of the area’s chief of the police. This “council” decided to evict eight families from the village. The families’ property will be liquidated by the “council.” When theses families objected to such a decision, they were told that were “free to stay at their own risk.” They have since escaped, while the remaining families live in absolute fear.

In October, the Egyptian army committed a deliberate massacre against peaceful Coptic demonstrators and supporting Muslims who had organized a demonstration to protest the repeated attacks on churches by Islamists. The well-documented Maspero massacre claimed 27 Coptic lives, including at least 10 who were crushed by armored personnel vehicles. Despite the local and international uproar that arose, the junta did little to identify, let alone punish, those responsible. Instead, and in a flagrant reversal of the facts, it blamed the Copts and started to arrest and investigate some of the leaders of the demonstration. Over the past few days, two priests and at least two youths have been accused of “incitement” leading to murder, “attacking army personnel” and the disturbance of public order. They are banned from traveling abroad.

Such alarming acts come at the same time as the newly “democratically elected” parliament begins its term, with Islamists dominating over 75% of its seats. Of the 498 elected members of Parliament, only six are Copts. When one of these Coptic members requested that the assembly investigate the above-mentioned evictions, or include the Maspero massacre in the list of issues given to a special investigative committee, his request was ignored by the Speaker.

Coptic Solidarity condemns the escalating oppression against the Copts in Egypt, which is carried out with the full complicity of the ruling Junta. As the country appears to slowly slide into a military Islamo-fascistic regime, the international community is urged to consider its policies towards Egypt.


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