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Coptic housewife disappears under mysterious circumstances in Minya
By MCN

Coptic Christian housewife Samira A., 25, disappeared from the village of Edmu in Minya, Upper Egypt.



 

 

 

 

Seeking Justice for Atrocities: How the International Criminal Court Could Advance Accountability in Iraq and Syria
By Tom Lantos (Human Rights Commission Briefing)

As the Syrian civil war enters its fifth year and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or Daesh) continues to commit atrocities across the region, impunity is rampant in Iraq and Syria. According to official sources, there have been at least 250,000 casualties in Syria since 2011, an unknown but not insignificant number of which are likely civilian. Many atrocities have been reported, including murder, torture, persecution, enslavement of children and women, rape and sexual abuses, and other inhumane acts.

Egyptian Commission calls for dropping blasphemy charges against 4 Christian children
By Maria Alfy (MCN)

The Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms called for dropping the charges of contempt of Islam against four children in case No. 350 of 2015, Bani Mazar Misdemeanor court. The four children are: Molar Atef Edward, Bassem Amgad Hanna, Alber Ashraf Hanna and Clinton Magdy Youssef.


In a statement issued Wednesday, the Commission stressed that this is not the first case, as children were accused of contempt of Islam in Egypt in October 2012 at Marko manor, Al-Fashn, Bani Suef. It went on, “Two Christian children, Nabil Nady Risk, 9 years old, and Mina Nady Farag, 10 years old, were detained for three days after they were accused of contempt of Islam, as a villager alleged that they ripped up Quran. These are very dangerous cases in which social pressures play the main role. Some articles of law are used as swords hanging over the heads of intellectuals, writers, citizens and even children who belong to religious minorities.”

Italian Student Killed in Egypt Criticized Cairo Govt in Articles
By Egypt Independent

(By Reuters): An Italian student found dead by a roadside in Cairo with cigarette burns and other signs of torture on his body had written articles critical of the Egyptian government, according to the Italian newspaper that published them.

 

 

 

Paris Attack Leader Says He Entered France with 90 Jihadists: ‘It’s Not Over’
By WorldTribune.com

The leader of the Paris terrorist attacks slipped into France with a group of 90 jihadists who then spread out “everywhere” around the city.

 

Abdelhamid Abaaoud “was proud of himself. That was the worst. He appeared to fear no one, a superman,” according to testimony from the woman who tipped police to the terror leader’s location.

 


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