Biography Ashraf Ramelah is the founder and President of “Voice of the Copts” a human rights organization with offices in Italy and the United States. He is dedicated to the Coptic Cause, and believes that his life’s mission is to speak up for the oppressed Copts who cannot speak up for themselves, hence the name “Voice of the Copts”. When he is not meeting with politicians and policy makers, Dr. Ramelah spends his time travelling throughout the country giving talks about the Coptic issue and explaining to the West the oppression against the Copts in Egypt. He writes mostly in the Italian newspapers, appears frequently in the Italian and Arab Media. Dr. Ramelah, himself a Copt, was born in Cairo, Egypt. At the age of 17 years, he travelled to Italy to study Architecture. He graduated as a doctor in architecture from Rome (Italy). His special study is restoration of old monuments, and history of architecture. His career as an architect took him to work and live in Italy, Saudi Arabia, Gabon and USA. His personal interests are Egyptology and Coptic history in the period after the Arab invasion of Egypt in 641 AD. “Voice of the Copts” is dedicated to bringing to the entire world, fair, correct and balanced information regarding Copts and Christians in countries with Arab Muslim majority.