Four months ago, Giulio Regeni, an Italian doctoral candidate at Cambridge University, arrived in Cairo to improve his Arabic and conduct research among the city’s street vendors.
In a resolution voted on Thursday, European MEPs urge the international community to take urgent action to counter the systematic mass murder of religious minorities by the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or Daesh. The text wraps up a 20 January debate with EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, in which many MEPs called for measures to protect all religious and minority groups against ISIS attacks.
Some 10 years ago, journalist Bishoy-Hegazy became the first person in the Middle East to persuade the state to recognise his conversion from Islam to Christianity on his official ID card. Today, he languishes inside Egypt's notorious Tora jail, convicted of blasphemy and with no idea when he would be released.
Egyptian president phones popular television show to comment on anti-army and police chants by hardcore football fans and brief detention of young cartoonist
Al-Gamalia Misdemeanor Court rejected Tuesday an appeal submitted by T.V. presenter Islam al-Beheiry’s against a one year sentence on charges of contempt against religion.
On Dec. 29, 2015, Islam al-Beheiry’s original 5-year sentence was commuted to one year in prison; a citizen named Mohamed Abdel Salam El-Asran filed the initial lawsuit against Beheiry based on penal code articles that criminalize defamation of religion.
Coptic Solidarity 2015 Conference
The Annual Conference was held in Washington, D.C. on June 11-13, 2015.