I am writing to ask you take a few minutes to take action on behalf of Mohammed Hegazi. He is being detained in prison as I write this and has a court date scheduled on December, 28th. We know that he has been beaten, and is being detained on charges that are spurious, and in one instance, beyond the statute of limitations.
The testimonies collected reveal that ISIS seeks to subjugate civilians under its control and dominate every aspect of their lives through terror, indoctrination, and the provision of services to those who obey.
A report that chronicles and analyzes cases of defamation of religion between 2011 and 2013 is now available in English under the title of “Besieging Freedom of Thought:
The report examines the increasing attacks on citizens who hold minority beliefs, as well as those who attempt to express an opinion about controversial religious issues post 25 January revolution, under both the rule of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces and ousted president Mohamed Morsy of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Coptic Solidarity supports the reauthorization of the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). Funding for this important entity expires at the end of September, and thus requires immediate authorization to enable the continuation of its work.
A large and diverse group of non-profit organizations, primarily led through by the International Religious Freedom Roundtable Group are working together to ensure that the Senate passes H.R. 4653. This bill provides for the re-authorization of the USCIRF as well as requires some key reforms.
The U.S. Department of State released on Monday its 2013 International Religious Freedom Report highlighting various countries whose governments repress religious freedom, including China, North Korea and Iran, among others.
With global hostility toward religion on the rise, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) announced legislation to amend the Religious Freedom Act of 1998 to strengthen the United States’ role in monitoring and responding to violations of religious freedom throughout the world.
Coptic Solidarity 2014 Conference
The Annual Conference was held in Washington, D.C. on June 26-28, 2014.