Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Cairo schools bar Baha’i students

Baha’i students have been refused enrollment in some Cairo schools on the basis of their faith, The Muslim Network for Baha’i Rights said on July 1, citing the independent daily Al-Masri al-Yom. According to the article, the schools are under orders “not to accept applicants who are neither Muslim nor Christian.”

Ministry of Education officials have not responded to parents’ complaints.

Yousef Labib, the parent of one of the affected children, told Al-Masri al-Yom: “I went to admit my daughter to a school, but its administration refused to accept students who do not state their religion in their birth certificates.”

The Egyptian government does not recognize Baha’is as an official faith group, blocking access to the full slate of identity documentation needed to obtain basic citizenship rights.

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