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Army absolved of responsibility in massacre of Coptic demonstrators
This is the conclusion of an investigation by the government-sponsored National Council for Human Rights. Outside elements that infiltrated the demonstration organised by Coptic activists were responsible for the 28 deaths and hundreds of wounded. The reference to a third party is used to “whitewash the military,” a spokesman for the Egyptian Catholic Church said.
Protests over block on church of the Pyramids. "The government discriminates against Christians"
168 Copts are still in jail (including 20 children) arrested during the demonstration on November 24 against the block on construction of the church opposed by radical Muslims. Appeal to Mubarak to punish those who authorized the use of weapons.
Two killed and dozens wounded in anti-Christian demonstration in Egypt
Muslims are up in arms against Copts for a play dubbed as "offensive to Islam". Christian leaders: "The work is against extremism, not Muslims". This could well be a strategy of the Internal Affairs Ministry to create tension before the election.
12/10/2009 PALESTINE – UNITED NATIONS
Mahmoud Abbas backtracks, says postponing vote on Goldstone Report a mistake
The president of the Palestinian National Authority disowns decision taken a week ago in Geneva. Meanwhile the signing of Fatah-Hamas reconciliation deal set for 25 October in Cairo is called off.
Tens of thousands of Egyptians take to the streets a year after the massacre of Copts at Maspero
Muslims and people from the Islamic university of al-Azhar take part in the rally. Slogans are shouted against President Morsi and the military, accused of doing nothing to bring to justice those responsible for the bloodbath.
Army accused of Copts’ massacre threatens 34 Copts with trial
The detainees, who include teens under 16, are accused of attacking security forces during Coptic demonstration on 9 October. Spokesman for Egyptian Catholic Church calls the army’s move absurd because they will effectively judge their own actions. The military continues to deny responsibility for the 27 dead and more than 200 wounded.
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