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Tuesday, 31 May 2016

President El Sisi condemns attack on Coptic woman

President Abdel Fattah El Sisi condemned a mob attack on a Coptic woman in Minya last week and reassured (runtime: 2:23) her that her attackers would be prosecuted. El Sisi was referring to several incidents of sectarian violence in which a mob of around 300 people torched seven homes belonging to Coptic residents in Karam village in Upper Egypt’s Minya after rumors spread of an interfaith relationship between a Christian man and a Muslim woman, said the Bishop of Minya on last week, according to Al Shorouk. The mob carried weapons and robbed the houses, then burned them down, Bishop Makarios said. They then stripped an elderly Coptic woman and paraded her through the street. Police have so far made three arrests and the story continues to make international headlines, led by a widely syndicated Reuters piece.

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