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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Human Rights Watch urges Egypt authorities to protect churches

Human Rights Watch urges Egypt authorities to protect churches

Egyptian authorities must protect churches and Christian homes and businesses from attack and Islamists must stop inciting sectarian violence, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday. The group said it had documented attacks on 42 churches and dozens of Christian institutions, schools and homes across the country. It added that at least four people were reported killed in sectarian violence, three Christians and one Muslim. The group also said that Islamists, including ousted president Mohamed Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood, had failed to properly condemn the violence and prevent future attacks.