Saudi Prince Orders Jailed Christians Released

Two Egyptian Christians jailed in the Saudi capital of Riyadh 10 days ago for leading a house church were ordered released this morning by Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud.

Coptic Church Attacked In Southern Egypt

ISTANBUL, February 11 (Compass) — Coptic Orthodox Christians who gathered yesterday to celebrate their first Sunday Mass in a small village church were attacked with rocks and firebombs by a Muslim mob near El-Minya, 140 miles south of Cairo.

Egyptian Court Convicts Christian Villager of Murder

ISTANBUL, June 8 (Compass) — In a long-deferred judgment handed down June 5, the Sohag Criminal Court ruled Coptic Christian villager Shaiboub Arsal guilty of the 1998 double murder of his cousin and another young Copt in southern Egypt’s El-Kosheh village.

Egyptian Christian’s Verdict Delayed another Month

ISTANBUL, May 9 (Compass) — An Egyptian criminal court stalled again today on delivering a verdict against Shaiboub William Arsal, the Coptic Christian defendant in the highly-publicized El-Kosheh double-murder trial.

Egypt Acquits All Muslim Murder Suspects

ISTANBUL, February 6 (Compass) — Instead of convicting the Muslim murder suspects accused of killing 21 Christians in last year’s El-Kosheh massacre, a judge in southern Egypt has accused the local Coptic clergy of responsibility for the three-day rampage.

New Trial Ordered for Accused Killers in El-Kosheh Massacre (Egypt)

On Monday, an Egyptian appeals court overturned a controversial verdict that absolved most defendants in the country’s worst massacre of Christians in decades in early January 2001 and ordered a retrial. Over the weekend of December 31, 1999 – January 2, 2000, as the much of the world was concerned about Y2K, Egyptian Christians were being attacked and murdered by Muslim mobs in El-Kosheh, a small village 300 miles south of Cairo. One year later, an Egyptian court acquitted all of the defendants charged with the murders of 21 Christians.

Coptic Priest Killed In An ‘Accident’

Mystery still surrounds a car accident, which resulted in the killing of a Coptic priest and three of his relatives in El Menya governorat. This morning, March 5/ 2001, a car accident caused the death of Father Antonios Zaki Ghobrial and three of his relatives.

Egypt Acquits All Muslim Murder Suspects

Instead of convicting the Muslim murder suspects accused of killing 21 Christians in last year’s El-Kosheh massacre, a judge in southern Egypt has accused the local Coptic clergy of responsibility for the three-day rampage.

Copts end stand-off with Egyptian police

14 April 2000 (Newsroom) — Some 400 Coptic Orthodox Christians ended a two-day standoff with police Friday near Cairo after agreeing to abandon their occupation of a church building that had been closed down by authorities, according to an expatriate Coptic group.

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