Egyptian Finance Minister Resigns Over Protest Deaths

The Egyptian Finance Minister, Dr Hazem Beblawi, has resigned from the government following the deaths of several Coptic Christians in Cairo, Egypt. Human Rights Watch reported that around 17 Coptic Christian protestors were apparently run over and killed by military vehicles in Cairo on 9th October 2011. It is thought that the dead had been … Read more Egyptian Finance Minister Resigns Over Protest Deaths

Egypt: Coptic Christians Face Persecution

Protests broke out in Asyut on 23rd February after the funeral of a Coptic Priest, stabbed in his home on Monday 21st February, with around 3,000 Copts attacking shops and cars owned by Muslims, according to the UN. Gamaa Islamiyah, a Salafist group that renounced violence years ago, condemned the murder and called for restraint. … Read more Egypt: Coptic Christians Face Persecution

Egypt: Ending Sectarianism is Next Hurdle

“Say oh Hussein, Say oh Bulus, Tomorrow Egypt will follow Tunis”- was a chant commonly heard in the streets of Egypt in the weeks leading up to the fall of Mubarak on the 11th February. The two names, Hussein and Bulus are telling- both are commonly found in Egypt although the former isalmost exclusively a … Read more Egypt: Ending Sectarianism is Next Hurdle