Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Three Egyptian Christians detained by police

On Saturday, Egyptian police detained three members of a Christian rights group, including its spokesman and lawyer, the organization’s president said, according to Reuters.

According to the article: “In pre-dawn raids police entered the Cairo homes of Wagih Yakob, 45, spokesman for the Middle East Christian Association (MECA), and another member of the group, detaining both, said Nader Fawzy, president of the Toronto, Canada-based group.”

Mamdouh Azmy, the group’s lawyer, was detained later in the day from his office in Alexandria, Fawzy said.

“They haven’t done anything at all,” Fawzy said. “The government is trying to stop us from working in Egypt.”

Police confiscated thee computers and mobile phones of Yakob and the other man detained in Cairo.

MECA has a mission statement calling for secularism, and equality with full citizenship for Christians living in the Middle East.

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