The Washington-DC based human rights group, International Christian Concern (ICC) has just learned that a Pakistani Muslim has abducted his Christian wife and newborn son to force her to embrace Islam after promising at their wedding that she could practice her faith freely.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will send delegations to the US in the near future to open a dialogue with the new U.S. administration about the future of Egyptian-American relationships, well-informed diplomatic sources said.
Egypt's leading Christians have accused the governor of Cairo of trying to Islamize the streets by changing the names of some of the country's oldest areas from Christian ones to Islamic ones.
Egyptian Human Rights Organization Calls for Amending the Laws to Conform to International Conventions
Hafez Abu Seada, the representative of the Egyptian Human Rights Organization, called for amending the laws to be more compatible with the international laws and covenants of universal human rights. He warned of sending the report on the human rights situation in Egypt to the United Nations in February 2010 without improving that situation so as to avoid dire consequences.
The delegation of Amnesty International currently in Cairo asked the government to review the Anti-Terrorism Bill before it is passed, as the organization has concerns over it.
Students and professors have demonstrated on the American University campus for the second consecutive day, demanding the release of human rights activist and film director Philip Rizq, their post-graduate colleague who was captured by the security forces last Friday when he was taking part in a march organized by Egyptian and foreign activists to the Gaza Strip to support the people of the sector.
On May 9, 1999, the interior minister dropped the investigation and authorities then arrested Wissa and charged him with defamation and other criminal offenses. Bishop Wissaâ€™s trial is not yet over, and his courage in speaking out against discrimination and injustice deserves universal support.