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The Public Prosecutor ordered an investigation into journalist Ibrāhīm ʿĪssā, following his controversial statements in which he criticized the Miʿrāj of the Prophet (PBUH) during the journey of the ʾIsrāʾ and Miʿrāj (the Prophet’s night journey and ascent to the heavens).
Amnesty International called on the Egyptian authorities to release Patrick George Zakī, a graduate student at the Italian University of Bologna and researcher at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR), who has been held in pretrial detention for nearly 20 months, after allegedly...
13 Egyptian human rights organisations have denounced the decision of the State Security Prosecution to refer Patrick George Zakī to trial before the Emergency Court, on charges of “spreading false news inside and outside of the country” based on an opinion article published two years ago.
“Why was I imprisoned in the first place?! Should a university student at the Faculty of Archaeology be put in prison with murderers and drug dealers?!” These are the words of Ḥanīn Ḥussām, known in Egypt as one of the “Tik Tok Girls”, after a default verdict this week, charging her with 10 years...
While Copts celebrate Christmas today, Rāmī Kāmil, Patrick George and Khalīl Rizq find themselves in prison, being held in pretrial detention pending charges of spreading false news by defending human and workers’ rights.
Over the last two decades, the Coptic Orthodox Church has expressed its opposition to several films and television shows, both domestic and international, resulting in the cancellation of some of these works and censorship of others.  The reasons for the church’s disapproval vary.
The Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE) published a report on freedom of teaching and research in Egyptian universities. The report presents that researchers at Egyptian universities face a variety of restrictions that limit their academic freedoms. The association that is made...
A number of Coptic intellectuals, members of parliament, and other public figures launched a signature campaign in support of Pope Tawāḍrūs who was attacked on social media. In a common statement, the group of people expressed their support for the Church and the Pope.
Sāra ʿAllām is an Egyptian journalist and church affairs editor for the Egypt based “al-Yawm al-Sābiʿ” newspaper. She said that she was surprised that Bishop Aghāthūn of bishop Maghāghah and al-ʿIdwah, filed a lawsuit against her, accusing her of defamation because of her book titled “The murder...
The Egyptian authorities have provoked controversy over their arrest of three young girls who became famous for producing content on the video application TikTok. Over the last month, the Egyptian authorities have arrested four persons, three young women and one young man, by order of the public...

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