Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Friday, September 07, 2007

Appeal by Coptic Christians delayed until November

An appeal by 12 Egyptian converts to Islam who wish to return to the Coptic Christian Church convened briefly on Saturday before being adjourned to November 17, according to Agence-France Presse.

In April, a lower court ruled that reversion to Christianity would amount to apostasy under Islamic law, but in July, a Cairo judge agreed to reconsider the case, a decision celebrated by human rights groups.

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