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Egypt graverobbers steal dead priest’s cross, then body for ransom

Graver robbers in Sharouna, a village south of Cairo, targeted the tomb of a priest who died 13 years ago, according to the Watani news outlet. They initially wanted to steal his crucifix, but then also stole the body to hold as ransom. The deceased has two sons, both of whom are also priests. The graver robbers repeatedly called and attempted to intimidate More...

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By The Dispatch On Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019
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Egypt Approves 127 Churches previously Operating Without a Permit

(International Christian Concern) –A committee established by the Egyptian government has approved legalizing 127 churches who were previously operating without a permit. This brings the total number of legalized More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, June 30th, 2019
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In 2020, we were fighting over the ‘No Fly List’ as the ACLU filed lawsuits

Nine years ago today, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit on behalf of 10 U.S. citizens and lawful residents who are prohibited from flying to or from the United States or over U.S. More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, March 9th, 2019
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Open Doors Report highlights persecution against women, Christian sex trafficking, Sharia Law practices

In the latest in-depth report focused on gender persecution, the 2019 Open Doors World Watch List reveals that gender contributes to a large disparity in the methods used for religious persecution. While men experience More...

By The Dispatch On Wednesday, March 6th, 2019
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Egypt: Mahmoud Abou Zeid, Shawkan, released after spending over 5 years in prison

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) hails today’s release of Mahmoud Abou Zeid, the Egyptian photojournalist also known as Shawkan, after more than five and a half years in prison, but deplores that the fact that More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
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Egypt: NY Times David Kirkpatrick refused entry into Cairo, Ahmed Gamal Zyada arrested over social media remarks

Two journalists have been detained on landing at Cairo airport in the past few weeks. One, a US reporter, was denied entry and put on a flight back to Europe. The other, an Egyptian photojournalist, was imprisoned. More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, November 6th, 2018
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Egypt Responded to Massacre of Christians, Attack claimed by ISIS

(International Christian Concern) –This weekend, Egyptian Security Forces announced the deaths of 19 terrorists whom they alleged were complicit in the implementation of the massacre of Christians on November More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, September 16th, 2018
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Egypt: Violence against Christians, Coptic Church rise, ‘government is controlling’ villages, ‘oppressing’ minorities

(International Christian Concern) –  International Christian Concern (ICC) has documented a sharp escalation of attacks against Coptic Christians in Egypt within the last two weeks. During these incidents, the More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, September 10th, 2018
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Egypt handouts 75 death sentences to Muslim Brotherhood rebels, UN’s Michelle Bachelet says it’s ‘unfair’

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said today that she is extremely concerned that an Egyptian court’s confirmation of 75 death sentences on Saturday did not result from a fair trial, More...

By The Dispatch On Saturday, September 8th, 2018
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Reporters Without Borders says photojournalist Mahmoud Abdel Shakour Abou Zeid, Shawkan, will be freed from Egyptian jail

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is relieved by the 5-year jail sentence passed today on Mahmoud Abdel Shakour Abou Zeid, the young Egyptian photojournalist also known as Shawkan, as he has already spent five years More...


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