DISCRIMINATION: Egypt’s discrimination towards religious minorities [#EgyptPersecution #ChristianPersecution] 03/31

DISCRIMINATION: Egypt’s discrimination towards religious minorities [#EgyptPersecution #ChristianPersecution] 03/31

Egypt has responded to pressure about releasing unjustly held prisoners by freeing 15 prominent opposition activists, while thousands more linger in jail.

Pressure to release these prisoners have increased because of the spread of coronavirus.

Egypt’s prisons are highly unsanitary and offer the foundation for spreading the pandemics outbreak.

Meanwhile, the situation of 2 Christian prisoners during this crisis shows Egypt’s discrimination towards religious minorities across all levels of government.

Abd Adel Bebawy was arrested in July 2018 and later convicted of blasphemy charges.

Abd Adel Bebawy was supposed to have been released from prison in January 2020.

However, Egyptian authorities refuse to release Abd Adel Bebawy despite having served his sentence.

Egyptian authorities cite security concerns in his home village, although Abd Adel Bebawy and his family have no desire of returning home.

Abd Adel Bebawy’s prison sentence was extended for another 6 months.

Abd Adel Bebawy is being held in a prison far from home and incarcerated with extremists.

Egypt Ignores Justice for Christian Prisoners:
International Christian Concern

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