1st Annual Modern Coptic Martyrs Remembrance Day
October 5, 2016 – Noon
National Press Club – Zenger Room, Washington DC
Coptic Solidarity is launching the first annual Modern Coptic Martyrs Remembrance Day. We seek to commemorate the hundreds of Copts who have been martyred in our modern times for their faith in the increasingly hostile environment towards religious minorities in Egypt. This Remembrance Day uses as a symbol the anniversary of the Maspero Massacre, when the Egyptian Army brutally killed 28 peaceful demonstrators and injured 327 individuals on October 9, 2011.
Mrs. Lindsay Vessey – Director of Development & Advocacy, Coptic Solidarity
Dr. Sarah Yerkes – Visiting Fellow, Brookings Institute
Mr. Samuel Tadros – Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom
Mr. Ali Al – Ahmed – The Institute for Gulf Affairs