Copts oppose Islamist president, says Hayat Party chief

Ahram Online 12/3/2012 Michael Mounir says president should focus on real issues not beards and gender segregation, fears for women's rights under Islamist president. Michael Mounir, Coptic rights activist and head of the liberal Hayat Party, has said that Coptic Christians do not agree on a specific presidential candidate but are united in their opposition to Islamist candidates. "I ...

Coptic activist returns to Egypt for Maspero investigation

Coptic activist Michael Mounir

Manar Ammar 17/2/2012 CAIRO: Leading Coptic Christian activist Michael Mounir arrived back in Egypt on Friday after the prosecutor issued an investigation order for him and his name was put on a no travel list. Mounir, who was attending the Copts Abroad’s fourth convention in The Netherlands, said he cut his trip short and came home after he ...

Source: Egypt church to dissuade Copts from joining Protests

27/1/2011 An Egyptian Coptic Orthodox church source said the church will advise Copts not to protest, but will not stop “those who insist on taking to the streets in a peaceful civilized manner.” The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Copts participated as individuals in protests staged since Tuesday, noting that many have been arrested. However, ...