Authorities release 4 in Omraniya church Riot Case

06/12/2010 Sami Abdel Radi Mostafa ElMarsfawy Egyptian Attorney General Abdel Meguid Mahmoud on Monday ordered a continued 15-day detention of 152 defendants pending investigation. The defendants were previously arrested during the Omraniya church riots. Mahmoud simultaneously ordered the release of two women and two minors in order to facilitate their continued their schooling. After a decision to stop ...

Prosecutor questions Coptic priests over church demolition Protest

Sami Abdel Radi 23/11/2010 The Egyptian Public Prosecutor has summoned five priests for questioning following a Coptic demonstration on Monday evening over a demolition order for a church built without a permit. Hundreds of protestors blocked a highway in the Umraniya district during the rally. The prosecution also summoned the head of the Umraniya police department and ...