February 25th at 1:00pm Voice of the Copts’ Press Conference
Dottore Architetto Ashraf Ramelah
The Egyptian regime will be confronted by the Copts in Washington DC at a news conference on Thursday, February 25, 2010 and at a peaceful rally on Friday, February 26, 2010.
Voice of the Copts, a human rights organization speaking up for more than 15 million Egyptian Coptic Christians living under persecution and oppression, will hold a news conference on Thursday, February 25th at 1:00 p.m. in the Zanger Room of the National Press Club, Washington DC, to detail the recent violent attacks against Coptic Christians in Egypt. Attacks occurred on Coptic Christmas Eve where eight people were massacred.
In addition, we plan to give details regarding the application filed on January 22, 2010 with the United Nations Rapporteur for Human Rights presented on behalf of Mohamed Hegazy, a Muslim Egyptian converted to Christianity.
Dottore Architetto Ashraf Ramelah, Voice of the Copts’ president, will present an official request to the international bodies to generate an international investigation concerning:
- The Coptic Christmas Eve massacre, bringing to light the master plan and examining persecution and genocide practices under the Mubarak regime.
Voice of the Copts has always considered Mubarak a silent partner to murder, torture, rape and other human rights violations against Copts. Furthermore, Voice of the Copts is seeking an indictment against Mubarak and his regime.
Panelist speakers will include:
- Mr. Ashraf Edward, Attorney of Record for Mr. Hegazy, on his legal action against the Egyptian regime in Mr. Hegazy’s case and his work in general in defending human rights in Egypt.
- Dr. Grégor Puppinck, Director of the European Center for Law and Justice, who in cooperation with Mr. Edward and Dr. Ramelah, made the application for Mr. Hegazy and presented the application to the United Nations.
- Mr. Jeffrey Imm, Responsible for Equality and Liberty (R.E.A.L.), on spremacism, freedom, human liberty and racial equality.
- Jordan Sekulow, American Center for Law and Justice, on the service offered by the ACLJ and the work they do on human rights issues.
- Dr. Nazir Bhatti, Pakistan Christian Congress, on Pakistan's blasphemy law, threats, attacks, and killings of Christian religious minorities in Pakistan.
- Shaheryar Gill, American Center for Law and Justice, on their cooperation with the Voice of the Copts application submitted to the United Nations Rapporteur for Human Rights.
For more information about Voice of the Copts and these issues, please visit our English web site: www.voiceofthecopts.org, Italian web site: www.Lavocedeicopti.org
Press release on application:
Application to United Nations Human Rights Rapporteur: