Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

7 Egyptians arrested after sectarian riot

At least 7 Egyptian Muslims were arrested after a riot in the southern city if Isna on Sunday, Reuters reported the same day. Thirteen Christian-owned shops were smashed or burned and a church facade was damaged in the incident.

According to the article: “Tensions have been high in the city for several days with a number of incidents threatening to escalate into sectarian clashes. Police have upgraded their presence.

The tensions appear to have started when an angry crowd of Muslims surrounded and smashed up a Christian-owned store on Wednesday, where they suspected a Muslim girl was having sex with two Christian boys. Police beefed up security in the city after that incident.”

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