نداء هام من اتحاد المنظمات القبطية باوروبا إلى المجلس العسكري

يطالب اتحاد المنظمات القبطية بأوروبا المجلس العسكري بحتمية اتخاذ قرار إطلاق سراح المدون مايكل نبيل وإسقاط التهم الموجهة إليه كاملة استناداً إلى قاعدة المساواة والعدل في المعاملة مع جميع أطياف الشعب أسوة بتعامل المجلس العسكري مع قضية الناشطة أسماء محفوظ، والناشط لؤي نجاتي اللذان كانت لهم تهم أكثر شدة، وإظهاراً لعدل المجلس العسكري لكل المصريين ومسؤوليته الكاملة أمام الله والشعب عن إرساء قواعد العدل والمساواة بين الجميع أمام القانون وترسيخ مبادئ الدولية المدنية، وإيماناً منا بالتغيير الذي أحدثته ثورة 25 يناير خاصة في حرية الرأي والتعبير مما نتج عنه استغلال الجماعات المتطرفة للموقف التي هدمت ونهبت وحرقت وحاولت السطو على الثورة وآمال مصر والمصريين ولم يدن أحد.. فرفع علم بلد آخر لا يعد بمثابة سب في المؤسسة العسكرية فحسب بل يصل إلى تهمة الخيانة العظمى وهي تهمة أكثر تجريماً عن التهمة الموجهة لمايكل نبيل سند.

  

زيورخ فى 19/8/2011

بيان بشان الحراك السياسي بمصر

يعلن أتحاد المنظمات القبطية الأوربية ( أيكور) أنطلاقا من مبادئة وأيمانا منة بطهارة تلك المبادئ والتى من أهمها

أولا : العمل علي أقامة الدولة المدنية التي تؤسس علي الحرية والعدالة والمساواة من خلال نظام ديموقراطي يكون الشعب فية :

مصدر السلطات ويسمح بتداول الحكم والمحاسبة من خلال نظم تتميز بالشفافية اولا :

ثانيا : فصل الدين عن الدولة حفاظا علي كرامة الدين وما يمثله من مكانة سامية في ضمير و وجدان الشعب المصري بثوابتة بعكس الأمور السياسية التي في تغيير وتحول مستمر بتغيير الظروف والمعطيات الدولية

ثالثا : التعاون مع كل القوي السياسية الشريفة المشاركة في أثراء الحياة السياسية في مصر المتوافقة مع تلك المبادئ وأن مصر لكل المصريين بدون تمييز بسبب اللون او الجنس أو الدين ولكل المبادئ التي قامت عليها ثورة التحرير

  

بيان بشان وثيقة المبادىء الدستوريةاطلع اتحاد المنظمات القبطية باوربا عل الوثيقة الأساسية للمبادئ الدستورية التى أعدها الدكتور على السلمى، نائب رئيس الوزراء  وعلى الرغم مما يشوبها من بعض البنود التى نتحفظ عليها الا اننا مع ذلك نرحب بها فى مجملها املين فى اعادة النظر فى البنود التى تتعلق بدين الدولة وبان الشريعة الاسلامية المصدر الرئيس للشريع لاعتبارات سبق ان اوضحناها فى بيانات سابقة قبل ذلك  لان الدول الراسخة فى العملية الديقراطية لا تتبنى عقيدة بعينها لان الدول كيان اعتبارى يرعى جميع المعتقدات دون ان يتبنى ايا منها.لكن تقديرا منا لما تمر به البلاد من ظروف حرجة تقتضى الاتحاد والتعاون وليس الفرقة والتناحر وتقديرا منا لتصريحات السيد الفريق سامى عنان رئيس اركان القوات المسلحة التى شدد فيها على ان مدنية الدولة فان اتحاد المنظمات يعضد ويعزز هذه الوثيقة متمنيا لمصر الغالية الاستقرار والتقدم ويضع اتحاد المنظمات القبطية  نفسة تحت تصرف كل الذين يعملون لاجل هذه المبادىء لاجل دولة مصر المدنية مصر المستقبل مصر الامل . مدحت قلادة                                                                جمال بطرسرئيس اتحاد المنظمات القبطية باوربا                              المنسق العام للاتحاد مجدى يوسف                                                          حسنى بباوى                                                                                      مسئول اللجنة السياسي                                         مسئول اللجنة السياسية  زيورخ فى 19/8/2011

  

بيان بشان وثيقة المبادىء الدستورية

اطلع اتحاد المنظمات القبطية باوربا عل الوثيقة الأساسية للمبادئ الدستورية التى أعدها الدكتور على السلمى، نائب رئيس الوزراء  وعلى الرغم مما يشوبها من بعض البنود التى نتحفظ عليها الا اننا مع ذلك نرحب بها فى مجملها املين فى اعادة النظر فى البنود التى تتعلق بدين الدولة وبان الشريعة الاسلامية المصدر الرئيسى للتشريع لاعتبارات سبق ان اوضحناها فى بيانات سابقة قبل ذلك  لان الدول الراسخة فى العملية الديقراطية لا تتبنى عقيدة بعينها لان الدول كيان اعتبارى يرعى جميع المعتقدات دون ان يتبنى ايا منها.

لكن تقديرا منا لما تمر به البلاد من ظروف حرجة تقتضى الاتحاد والتعاون وليس الفرقة والتناحر وتقديرا منا لتصريحات السيد الفريق سامى عنان رئيس اركان القوات المسلحة التى شدد فيها على ان مدنية الدولة فان اتحاد المنظمات يعضد ويعزز هذه الوثيقة متمنيا لمصر الغالية الاستقرار والتقدم ويضع اتحاد المنظمات القبطية  نفسة تحت تصرف كل الذين يعملون لاجل هذه المبادىء لاجل دولة مصر المدنية مصر المستقبل مصر الامل . 

مدحت قلادة                                                                جمال بطرس

رئيس اتحاد المنظمات القبطية باوربا                              المنسق العام للاتحاد 

مجدى يوسف  مسئول اللجنة السياسية                    حسنى بباوى مسئول اللجنة السياسية

زيورخ فى 19/8/2011

 Baroness Caroline Cox statement to the 2 May Demo

May 20th 2011

Dear Friends,We are here today, as non-Egyptians - but as friends of Egyptian people and of the Coptic Church to join with you in sympathy for the suffering of your people and solidarity in your pleas for justice.We rejoiced at the determined yet dignified manner in which the Egyptian people asserted their right to enjoy fundamental freedoms.

 

USCIRF Calls for Justice after Deadly Religious Violence in Egypt  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2011

 

WASHINGTON, DC – In response to deadly religious violence in Egypt over the weekend, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is calling on the Egyptian government to conduct a thorough investigation to ensure that the perpetrators of the violence are brought to justice in civilian, not military, courts, something that has been elusive in Egypt in previous attacks on religious minorities which continues to foster an atmosphere of impunity.    
At least 12 Christians and Muslims were killed and more than 200 people were wounded as Islamist extremists attacked Christians at the St. Mina Church in the Imbaba district of Cairo.  Another church, the Church of the Virgin Mary, was burned to the ground by extremists and several Christian-owned shops were vandalized and looted.

 

For Immediate Release

11 April 2011

CSW EXPRESSES CONCERN AT REPRESSIVE TACTICS IN EGYPT

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is deeply concerned by an apparent slide towards repression in Egypt, following earlier democratic gains. Of particular concern are recent repressive actions by the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, and an upsurge in attacks by the Salafist movement against the country’s religious minorities.

The violent government crackdown in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Saturday 9 April, during which at least one protestor died and around 70 were injured, is the latest indication of a worrying trend that local observers have termed “counter-revolutionary”.

Union of Coptic European Organizations for Human Rights UCEOHR

Union d’Organisations Coptes Européennes pour

les Droits de l’Homme Zurich 29th March 2011

Press Release
Following a field visit to Egypt



A visit to Egypt by few members of the Union of Coptic Associations in Europe and the U.S. A.

took place in order to help the country through the critical and sensitive transition period of its history in view of achieving justice. We encouraged community organizations and international development institutions, to act in Egypt and help to overcome its economic crisis.

We were welcomed by Prime Minister Mr. Essam Sharaf, Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Yehia El Gamal, Minister of Foreign Affairs General Essaoui and Mr. Sheriff Doss Coordinator of the General Association of the Copts. We appreciated the spirit of conviviality and cooperation of those officials who declared the end of a period of history since President Sadat in 1971 with its misleading media carrying swords to cut the Egyptian tissue,
its national treasure.

 

 

Press Release

9/3/2011 

Deliberate killings of Christians in Egypt must be stopped. The perpetrators must be brought to justice. Joseph Daul MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group, and Mario Mauro MEP

DAUL, JosephMAURO, Mario

"The EPP Group is shocked and appalled at the news of the killing of several Christians today who were protesting against the burning down of a church. Our thoughts and sympathies are with the families of the more than 10 people who have lost their lives today in the tragic clashes", said Joseph Daul MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group and Mario Mauro MEP in a joint statement on Wednesday evening.

    
بيان بشأن قرية نزلة البدرمان
مركز الكلمة لحقوق الانسان

يتعرض أهالى نزلة بدرمان مركز دير مواس محافظة المنيا كل لحظة للقتل والبلطجة على يد بلطجية تقوم بحمايتهم عائلات مشهور عنه سوء السمعة وفرض الاتاوة وقد عادت الجزية للقرية بشكل رسمى بعد أن قامت عائلة على حسين بفرض إتاوات على العائلات المسيحية وقامت أيضا بإحتلال البيوت التى تم تهجيرها من أصحابها قسرا بعد عجزهم عن دفع هذه الجزية اوقد وصلت عده شكاوىعديدة لمركز الكلمة لحقوق الانسان تؤكد  أن الأهالى يعيشون فى رعب شديد خاصة بعد الغياب الأمنى منذ يوم 28 يناير الماضى حيث يتعرض العديد من الأهالى للترويع والتهديد بالقتل من قبل عائلة حسين على المشهور عنه  خطورته الاجرامية وفرض الأتاوات على الاقباط  كما تعرضت اسرة للتهجير القسرى وطردها من منزلها والاستيلاء على  المنزل بكل محتوياته من اثاث وملابس ومواشى ورغم تقدم اهالى القرية من الاقباط ببلاغات للجهات الامنية يوم 24 فبراير الجارى الا انها لم تلقى اى استجابه واحالوهم الى القوات المسلحة والتى لم تتدخل ايضا لحمايتهم وحماية ممتلكاتهم التى تتعرض للتخريب والنهب حتى الان ولا يزال الوضع متأزما للغاية
ممدوح نخلة
رئيس مجلس الامناء 

 

Egypt: USCIRF Concerned about Acquittals in Sectarian Killings Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 22, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) is concerned with the acquittals of two of the three men charged with killing six Coptic Orthodox Christians and one Muslim security guard in the town of Naga Hammadi, Egypt, in January 2010.

“It took over a year, and the Egyptian state security court committed serious breaches of due process and fairness in the case of the killings of six Christians and one Muslim in Naga Hammadi,” said Leonard Leo, USCIRF chair. “A new Egyptian government must, in the regular criminal courts, prosecute perpetrators for sectarian killings in the country, and the government should complete a thorough investigation and vigorously prosecute and bring to justice those responsible for the New Year’s Eve bombing in Alexandria that took the lives of at least 23 and injured nearly 100.  Incomplete justice does very little to address the perpetual cycle of violence targeting religious minorities that has remained unchecked by the government in Egypt.”

Press release 

Al Kalema center for human rights condemn in the strongest terms the barbaric attacks that were carried out by the Egyptian army against Anba Beshouy monastery located in Natron Valley.

An Egyptian army consist of 7 armors personnel carriers accompanied by military police vehicles along with no less than 100 heavily armed soldiers raided the monastery in the morning of Feb. 23/2011 and committed the following:

1-    Demolish a small fence that was built to protect the monastery following the withdrawal of Egyptian police that was protecting the monastery , that fence was built based on an advice from the fleeing Egyptian police force and was built on a desert piece of land that the monastery have request to buy from the government.

Official Press Release of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom

regarding the New Year's Eve at the Church of Saints Mark and Peter in Alexandria

We are deeply saddened and disturbed that once again, days of joy and celebration have been turned into a time of mourning and weeping. Our immediate thoughts and prayers are with all those who were affected by the bombing at the Church of Saints Mark and Peter in Alexandria: those who have lost their lives, their families, those who were injured, members of that parish, Christian communities in general, and Christians throughout the land of Egypt.

This was a time when Christians went as families to pray in the safety of the house of God. Men, women, children and the elderly gathered together in prayer for a happy and peaceful new year. Instead, they became the innocent victims of a most horrific, callus and cowardly act of terror and violence.

Press Release

 For Immediate release 

4th December 2010 

The Egyptian police fire live ammunition on peaceful demonstration killing three so far. 

On the 24th November 2010 in Al-Omraneya near Cairo where there is a high concentration of Christian population, for the last 10 years the Christian residents there have been trying to obtain a license to build a church but without success. To get around the obstacle of building a church, they obtained permission to build a four-storey building with the intention of using part of it to gather for prayers. The council’s Health and Safety department advised them to add to the original plan an escape stairwell, which they did.  

The building was almost complete when an inspection by another department from the council found the new stairwell and domes added to the original plan which they said was in breach of the original license.  

A meeting was conducted with the Governor who- in an act of deception- advised the Christians that he was happy with the current building and would approve it. It was the night of that same day in which the Christians found that the building was surrounded by thousands of policemen and saw demolition equipment on standby near the building. Seeing that months of their hard work was about to be demolished, they gathered inside the building to stop the demolition.

The Police fired at them tear gas, plastic bullets and live ammunition. So far the killed are three and the injured are 67 the number of arrested so far is 159.  

The United Copts of Great Britain is dismayed at the extreme brutality against a peaceful demonstration asking to build a church in a district which has found extreme difficulty in obtaining a building permission.

 

United Copts GB condemns the Egyptian government in flaming sectarianism, and the radicalization of the mobs by the official state media over the past three decades and also condemns the bias in dealing with atrocities committed by Muslim fundamentalists against peaceful Christians over the past 3 decades and the un-necessary delay in producing a Unified  Law for the Building of Places of Worship.

United Copts GB demands the immediate release of the arrsted Copt, a full inquiry into the firing of live ammunition on peaceful demonstrators and demand that the officer who gave the order to fire live ammunition to be tried in a court of law.

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UNITED COPTS GB

PO BOX 3496

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For Immediate Release

 26 November 2010

UPDATE: CSW EXPRESSES CONCERN AT VIOLENCE TOWARD COPTIC PROTESTERS IN EGYPT 

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has received updated information that hundreds of Copts were involved in Wednesday’s protest in Cairo’s Giza governorate, in which one man was killed and at least 60 were injured during clashes with an estimated 5,000 riot police. CSW initially reported that 150 Copts were involved.

In a comment to CSW, His Grace Bishop Angaelos of the Coptic Orthodox Church UK said, “We completely reject the use of violence. This is not in the nature of Coptic Christians. However, we believe the demonstration could have been policed in a much better manner and that the mishandling of the demonstration by the police force caused it to spiral out of control”.

 

11/18/2010: Egypt: USCIRF Concerned

about Uptick of Incitement in Media and Mosques

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 18, 2010

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) expressed concern today that incitement to violence in Egyptian media and government-funded mosques is contributing to increasing sectarian tensions between Muslims and Christians in advance of parliamentary elections scheduled for later this month.

Press release

Alkalema Organization for Human Rights, Egypt, condemns, without any conservation, the brutal criminal attack that targeted,” the lady savior”, in el-Karrada district, Baghdad, Iraq, causing the death of 58 and injured and wounded were more than 75 Christians. This attack was executed by al-Qaeida branch in Iraq that includes Egyptians members. The terrorist sinful group justified the attack as a response to what is so called the detention of the Muslim sisters in the churches and the monasteries of Egypt.

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Alarming Campaign of Incitement Against the Copts in Egypt

WASHINGTON, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

Coptic Solidarity warned today that the recent campaign of intimidation and incitements targeting the Copts in Egypt is on the rise.

The Copts are the indigenous Christian Egyptians. They amount to 12-15% of Egypt's population, or about ten million people.

Above and beyond the never-ending and routine scenario of violence, discrimination, alienation, and persecution the Copts have endured, there has been an alarming upsurge of significant anti-Coptic activities over the recent weeks:

  

USCIRF to Egypt: Bring Sectarian Killers to Justice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 17,  2010

WASHINGTON DC - The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) called on the Egyptian government to ensure the resumption tomorrow of the trial of the men charged with seven murders in the small town of Naga Hammadi in southern Egypt.  Court proceedings have been postponed numerous times since February.

“Justice delayed is justice denied.  Is it possible for Coptic Orthodox Christians to get justice in the Egyptian court system?” asked Leonard Leo, USCIRF chair. “USCIRF was encouraged by Egypt’s initial decision to bring the Naga Hammadi case to trial quickly, but now, eight months later, there have been no convictions and there is no end in sight.  Unfortunately, this only encourages further violence and is reminiscent of so many past trials where justice was never served.”

  

Egypt: Violence Against Copts Goes Unprosecuted

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 12, 2010

Washington D.C.-The acquittal of four Muslim men for the murder of a Coptic Christian man in the Upper Egypt town of Dairout is the latest example in a growing pattern of instances where individuals have not been brought to justice after committing violent acts against Christians and their property, said the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).

United Copts of Great Britain

Press Release

For Immediate Release

26th February 2010

URL: www.unitedcopts.org 

Contact: info@unitedcopts. Tel +447976710729

On 6th January 2010, as they left the church after the Christmas Midnight Mass, six Copts were gunned down and killed in a drive-by shooting in Naga Hammadi, a town in southern Egypt.

6th January 2010, as they left the church after the Christmas Midnight Mass, six Copts were gunned down and killed in a drive-by shooting in Naga Hammadi, a town in southern Egypt.

 مركز الكلمة لحقوق الانسان

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مركز الكلمة لحقوق الانسان يدين( وبدون تحفظ)  الهجوم البربرى على كنيسة العذراء والانبا ابرام بعين شمس والذى قادة مجموعة من الغوغاء واسفر عن تحطيم الكنيسة واصابه عدد من الاقباط بجراح بزريعة انها غير مرخصة...

وهو تبرير غير منطقى ويعضد الارهابين اذ ليس من المتصور ان يوكل تنفيذ القانون لعامة الشعب والدهماء ويعرض هيبة الدولة وسلامها الاجتماعى للخطر...

تصاعد أعمال العنف الديني ضد الأقباط  فى مصر

بيان صحفي ودعوة للمشاركة فى مسيرة سلمية

مونتريال فى 12 يناير 2010:

إستقبل الأقباط فى مصر وحول العالم ليلة عيد الميلاد المجيد 6 من الشهر الجاري مشفوعة بحلقة من مسلسل العنف المتأسلم والمتواتر عبر ثلاثة عقود فسقط في هذا الحادث وأمام كنيسة بنجع حمادى سبعة من المصلين أعقبها أعمال تخريب ونهب وإرهاب فى قرى مجاورة.

بيان صحفى من المركز المصرى للتنمية حول الإعتداء على الكنائس المصرية

بيان صحفى

25/11/2008 نعلن نحن المركز المصرى للتنمية وحقوق الإنسان بأنه قد قامت مجموعه من المحامين المتطوين بالمركز إيماناً منهم بحرية الرأى والتعبير والعقيدة ونشر ثقافة حقوق الإنسان داخل جمهورية مصر العربية - وذلك فور علمنا بالأحداث الجارية بمنطقة عين شمس ، والتعدى على كنيسة العذراء والأنبا إبرام وبالفعل توجهنا إلى مكان الحدث ورصدت الاحداث التى تمت بل وقمنا بالذهاب إلى النيابة العامة للدفاع عن المتهمين التى قدمها الأمن كبش فداء هذه الأحداث وقد ظهر جليا أمام النيابة العامة من أقوال شهود الواقعة وضباط الشرطة أنفسهم وأقوال المتهمين وما عرضه أعضاء هيئة الدفاع على النيابة العامة من لقطات حيه من واقع الحدث وقد بدت النيابة العامة تفهمها لما حدث بالفعل ،إلا أننا قد فوجئنا وإن كانت ليست مفاجأة وإنما تقريراً لواقع أليم يعيشه الإنسان المصرى داخل بلده بأن القرار الصادر من النيابة العامة وحبس المتهمين جميعاً(أقباط - مسلمين)أربعة أيام عى ذمة التحقيق وهو القرار الذى يتنافى تماماً مع مبادىء القانون وحقوق الإنسان.

هذا البيان صادر عن:هيئة الدفاع المتطوعة بالمركز المصرى للتنمية وحقوق الإنسانوهم:

أشرف أدوارد كيرلس - أسامه ميخائيل - سعيد عبدالمسيح - سعيد فايز - نبيل غبريال -

مدير المركز: جوزيف إبراهيم

United Copts of Great Britain

Press Release

For Immediate Release

14th January 2010

URL: www.unitedcopts.org 

Contact: info@unitedcopts. Tel +447976710729

One the night of 6th of January 2010, while Christians in Egypt were celebrating the Eastern Christmas Eve, seven worshippers were gunned down right in front of Church by Muslim extremists.

United Copts of Great Britain

Press Release

For Immediate Release

13th October 2008

URL:www.unitedcopts.org

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Christians in Egypt are denied Justice by Islamist Judges

In two a surprise verdicts by Egyptian courts, justice for Christians has been dealt two severe blows within a two weeks period.

Press Release

A MESSAGE TO PRESIDENT OBAMA

Peace in the Middle-East Inseparably Linked to Peace for the Coptic Christians of Egypt

August 14, 2009

Dear President Obama,

Your speech to the Islamic World from Cairo on June 4, 2009 was historic.  You were the first American President to identify and to address the plight of Egypt’s Coptic Christians by name.  Now you have the chance to translate your words into actions.

United Copts of Great Britain

Press Release

For Immediate Release

26th September 2008

URL:www.unitedcopts.org  

 

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+447976710729 

 

Application of Islamic Sharia by court in Egypt forces Islam on Christian woman and separtes a mother from her 13 years old twin sons.

 

On the 23rd September 2008 The Shobra El-Khema criminal Court, Egypt sentenced Mrs. Bahia Nagy El-Sisi case number 14223 year 1996 to maximum sentence of 3 years imprisonment for “forgery of official document”. The fact is Bahia refused to follow her late father conversion to Islam which took place for a short period during her childhood before his return to Christianity ,and refused to become Muslim in her ID card.

uscrif 

USCIRF Sends Letter to President Obama Regarding Meeting with Egyptian President Mubarak

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 11, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. – USCIRF sent the following letter to President Obama regarding his upcoming meeting with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

August 10, 2009

The President
The White House
Washington, DC

Dear Mr. President:

 

 

For Immediate Release

 

european foundation

 

 IRANIAN REGIME EXECUTES YOUNG CIVIL RIGHTS ADVOCATE, YA'QUB MEHRNAHAD

 

EFD Expert Warns of New Wave of Oppression of Iranian Civil Society and Human Rights Defenders -

yaqob mehranhad

Press Release

A Message to President Obama:

Reconciliation with the Islamic World

 is a Two-Way Street

 

     On June 4, 2009, Mr. Obama will be traveling to Cairo, the Egyptian Capital, to deliver a message to the Islamic world.  The speech is expected to address ways to mend the differences between the Islamic World and the United States.  The hope is for the speech to bring some kind of reconciliation between the two.

United Copts of Great Britain  

Press Release  

For Immediate Release  4th June 2008  

URL: www.unitedcopts.org

 

Contact: info@unitedcopts.

 

On Wednesday 28th May 2008, 4 Christians, a jeweler and 3 of his workers were killed in cold blood at mid day by masked men in Zytoun district in Cairo. The masked men sped away on motorcycle. The Egyptian police seem not interested. No suspects being arrested so far.

On the 29th of May 2008, two masked men armed with machine guns stole 150,000 Egyptian pounds from a Christian jeweler in Alexandria. 2 suspects were arrested.

Christian Copts of California

P.O. Box 661336, Los Angeles, CA 90066

Date: April 29, 2009

For more information contact: Mounir Bishay

Phone: 310.641.3387 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Free Father Mattaos

Father Mattaos Wahba

Coptic (Egyptian Christian) priest is unjustly tried and imprisoned in Egypt.

Father Mattaos Wahba, is the priest of Archangel Michael Church at Kerdasa, Geza, Egypt.  He is a pious man of God who encourages his congregation with Jesus’ message of loving one’s enemy, blessing those who curse you; doing good to those who hate you; and praying for those who despitefully use and persecute you. (Mathew 5:44) Fr. Mattaos is a model Egyptian citizen that has not ever committed a crime or seen the inside of a prison other than in the context of ministering to inmates.

             

بيان المنظمات القبطية بشأن الهجوم المسلح على الأقباط والأماكن المقدسة

 

تدين المنظمات القبطية وتشجب الاعتداءات الوحشية البربرية التي يتعرض لها دير أبو فانا الأثري بملوي بمحافظة المنيا في هذه الأيام علماً بأن هذه ليست المرة الأولى التي يتعرض لها الدير لمثل هذا الهجوم المسلح الغوغائي والوحشي الذي يرتكب نهاراً جهاراً تحت سمع وبصر وحماية رجال الأمن وكأن الدير كهدف حربي.
وقد أسفر هذا الاعتداء المسلح على دير أبو فانا عن إصابة أربعة رهبان بأعيرة نارية وخطف ثلاثة (الراهب إندراوس والراهب مكسيموس والراهب يوأنس) وقد أعيدا في اليوم التالي الرهبان الثلاثة المختطفون بعد تعذيبهم سحلهم وضربهم وإصابتهم بكسور في الجسم، وقد تم هذا الاعتداء المسلح بواسطة ما يقرب من ستين معتد حاملين أسلحة نارية. مما ترتب عليه إحداث أضرار جسيمة (سرقة المعدات وحرق وتدمير مزرعة الدير وحرق جرار...)

PRESS RELEASE

Voice of the Copts

Serious development in the case of the two children, Andrew and Mario.

The Education Directorate in Alexandria, is forcing young Mario and Andrew
to write their religion as Muslim in their secondary school exam application
forms 2008/2009

Their mother Camellia is furious and Dr.Gabriel decided to go immediately
tomorrow, Wednesday morning to meet with the Minister of Education to
implement his previous decision not to force the youngsters to sit for the
Islamic religion exams.

Press Release from H.G. Bishop Angaelos

General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in England

Having read several comments in Egyptian and Arabic newspapers, whether electronic or in print form, covering the return of His Holiness Pope Shenouda III to Cairo from London, via Heathrow International Airport, we would like to make the following points:

بيان صادر من اتحاد الهيئات القبطية الأوربية

بخصوص الاعتداءات على مبنى الخدمات الكنسية لكنيسة أبى سيفين بالإسكندرية الخاص بالأيتام والمسنين والتأييد برفع دعوى تعويض ضد محافظة الإسكندرية

يرحب اتحاد الهيئات القبطية الأوربية بحكم محكمة القضاء الادارى بإلغاء قرار الإزالة رقم 115 لسنة 2008 والصادر من حي العامرية بإزالة مبنى الخدمات الكنسية لكنيسة أبى سيفين خاص بالأيتام والمسنين  بكينج مريوط والتابع لبطريركية الأقباط الأرثوذكس بالإسكندرية.

                      

بيان صحفي

صادر عن نيافة الانبا انجيلوس الاسقف العام بانجلترا

 

بعد الاطلاع على ما نشرته بعض الصحف المصرية والعربية، سواء الورقية أو الالكترونية، حول عودة قداسة البابا شنودة الثالث من لندن الى مصر عبر مطار هيثرو، ونشر بعض التفاصيل حول هذا الموضوع، نود أن نوضح النقاط التالية:

اولاً : قام قداسة البابا بتدشين كاتدرائية مار جرجس بالمركز القبطي باستيفنج، والقى كلمة شكر رد فيها على رسائل رؤوساء الطوائف المسيحية والرسميين بالمملكة المتحدة وعلى رأسهم مندوبة جلالة الملكة اليزابيث الثانية، ومندوب رئيس الوزراء البريطاني غوردون براون، ومندوب رئيس اساقفة كانتربري الدكتور روان وليم، وآخرون.

 

Statement of European Union of Coptic Organisations

For Human Rights

Regarding

The Barbaric attacks on the Church of Virgin St. Mary and a Anba Ibraam,
Ain Shams,
Cairo

The European Union of Coptic Organisations for Human Rights (EUCHOR) condemns in the strongest terms the barbaric attacks on the Church of Virgin Mary and Anba Abraam, Ain Shams, Cairo.

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
Egypt received a downward trend arrow due to the security forces’ ruthless suppression of political dissent. 
Overview  
Despite constitutional reforms that allowed for multiparty presidential elections in 2005, the Egyptian government in 2006 backtracked on its promises of greater political openness. President Hosni Mubarak postponed municipal elections, fearing a large showing by the Muslim Brotherhood, and extended the 25-year-old Emergency Law despite earlier pledges that it would be replaced with specific antiterrorism legislation. Security services ruthlessly suppressed dissent by political activists who protested the government’s reversals. Extremely limited reforms related to judicial independence and press freedom were enacted for the sole purpose of deflecting criticism and consolidating state control.


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