April 2010Two Years of Sectarian Violence: What happened? Where do we begin? An Analytical Study of Jan 2008 -Jan 2010
Introduction- 1. Egypt is no different than other societies comprised of individuals and groups espousing different religious beliefs and affiliated with various religious communities. Many societies are able to live with these differences and, indeed, build on this diversity to enrich public life. Other societies, whether by design or default, are unable to manage diversity, some to the extent that they are unable to uphold coexistence.
October 2009Freedom of Religion and Belief in Egypt Quarterly Report, Jul - Sept 2009
Report Summary- this report documents inter-religious sectarian attacks, and security interventions and abuses seen in cases in which Christians engage in religious rites in private buildings or attempt to obtain a license to establish new churches or are suspected of intending to turn existing buildings, or buildings under construction, into churches.
July 2009Freedom of Religion and Belief in Egypt Quarterly Report, April - June 2009
Report Summary- this report addresses the most significant developments seen in Egypt in the field of freedom of religion and belief in the months of April, May and June of 2009. The report documents six cases of Muslim-Christian sectarian violence that took place in the period under review in the governorates of Giza, Alexandria, Gharbya, Dakahlia, Beni Soueif and Qena.
January 2009Freedom of Religion and Belief in Egypt Quarterly Report, Oct - Dec 2008
This report addresses several of the most significant developments seen in Egypt in the field of freedom of religion and belief in the months of October, November, and December of 2008. The report observes continued sectarian tension and violence all over Egypt and documents cases in the governorates of Cairo, Alexandria, Qalyoubiya, Sharqiya, Kafr al-Sheikh, Minya, and Luxor.
This Report addresses a number of significant developments seen in Egypt in the field of freedom of religion and belief during the months of July, August, and September of 2008. It documents an expansion in the geographical scope of sectarian violence and tensions, reaching from Shubra al-Kheima in Greater Cairo and the district of Atfih in Giza to Naga' Hamadi in Qena, al-Fashn in Beni Soueif, and Samalut and Mallawi in Minya.
Introduction- This report provides a brief overview of the most significant developments for freedom of religion and belief in Egypt during the first three months of 2008. It documents new court rulings, legislation and government policies relevant to freedom of religion and belief, as well as instances of religious discrimination and other violations of religious freedom.
Summary and Introduction- I tried to obtain the national ID card. In the application, I wrote that my religion was Baha'i. The officer refused to accept the application and asked me to present my birth certificate. I showed it to him. It stated that I was Baha'i and so were my parents. He still refused to accept the application and asked me to apply in Cairo.
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