Court sentences Geneina to 1 year in prison    Egypt will always remain an oasis of security: Sisi    Egyptian Exchange gains EGP 2 billion on Thursday    Carrefour profit falls 59%, hit by FX headwinds    We have not received request from Gulen for asylum, PM    China issues regulations for online ride-hailing services    Obama Passes Torch to Clinton, Slams Trump    Turkey warns post-coup crackdown ‘not completed yet'    Europe stocks choppy; Fed, BOJ, earnings in focus    Samsung and Huawei prices increase by 11.1%    US dollar takes a step backward by 50pst following announcement of IMF loan    Death of Egyptian not classified as ‘murder': German Embassy    Egypt's State Council rules in favour of setting minimum wage for journalists    Azhar rejects Egypt govt decision to standardise Friday sermons    Egypt is close to secure lending program with IMF, government    Apple sells more iPhones than expected, shares surge after hours    Egypt demands swift probe into alleged torture to death of citizen in Germany    British delegation agreed MB designation as a terrorist group, MPs    gunman shot dead a police officer in North Sinai    Egypt in the international media    Stoke signs Egyptian teenager Sobhi from Al Ahly Football club for £5 mln    Russia escapes IOC blanket ban for Rio Olympics    Minister of Transport forms committee to prepare a report on Egypt's railway workshops    Egypt govt appeals decision canceling freeze on footballer Abou-Treika's assets    Egyptian Lebanese House to release Shahawy's new book next month    Antiquities Min. to extend Archaeological Transcripts& Books Fair    7 injured in several terrorist attacks across Egypt's North Sinai    Ahly great passes away    Europe in despair    Pharaohs beat the cedars    Russian tourists expected to return ‘soon'    Newsreel    VAT in the making    Sectarian violence in Minya    Khattab gets Egypt's green light    The case of the missing wheat    The politics of water    The seasonal gleam    ‘I don't want to play the terrorists' game'    Obituary:Abdel-Rahman Abdel-Tawab (1916-2016) Dean of Islamic archaeology    Egyptian parliament will discuss press law after voting for civil service, pension laws    Unilever buys men's grooming brand Dollar Shave Club    Ronaldo pledges to 'come back stronger' after knee injury    Dortmund in talks with Bayern Munich over Goetze return - report    400 tourists visit the temples of Karnak in Luxor    Egypt court sentences 5 Morsi supporters to death for killing judge's son    Court rejects motion to overturn Egyptian novelist Ahmed Naji's 2-year sentence    Egypt's Arab Contractors to finish works on Qasr al-Nil Bridge in 2 weeks    







Thank you for reporting!
This image will be automatically disabled when it gets reported by several people.





Rights group demands investigation into Farshout clashes
Published in Daily News Egypt on 08 - 12 - 2009

CAIRO: The Egyptian Union of Human Rights Organization on Tuesday called on parliament to form a committee to investigate the sectarian clashes in Qena last month, where Christian-owned shops were burned and looted.
Last month, a Christian man was held by police for allegedly raping a 12-year-old Muslim girl in Farshout, Qena, triggering a burning and looting spree of Christian homes and Christian-owned shops by Muslim villagers in retaliation.
The organization also demanded an investigation into the forced mass dislocation of the Coptic residents of Qom Ahmar village in response to the clashes.
"It's about time government bodies assumed their role in protecting Copts who are assaulted almost on a daily basis, Naguib Gobrael, head of the Egyptian Union of Human Rights Organization, told Daily News Egypt.
"What happened in Farshout along with other repeated attacks on Copts is a crime against humanity whose perpetrators should be punished, whoever they are, he said.
In the memo it sent to parliament, the organization also called for forming another committee to investigate the "violated rights of the Coptic community in Egypt.


Clic here to read the story from its source.