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Thursday, 25 August 2016

Coptic Solidarity files complaint on religious discrimination against Coptic athletes

Coptic rights organization files Olympic complaint: An NGO by the name of Coptic Solidarity has filed a formal complaint to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and FIFA regarding religious discrimination against Coptic athletes, according to a statement posted on PR Newswire. The complaint alleges there are no Copts in Egypt’s premier football league and that Christians were excluded from the Olympic delegation, saying they are examples of the “product of deep-rooted discrimination that exists in the administration of athletics and football in Egypt, and in Egyptian society at large.”

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