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Commemorating the Alexandria church bombing

Nader Shukry

28 Dec 2012 4:21 pm

The Alexandria branch of the Maspero Youth Union (MYU) is commemorating the 2011 New Year Eve bombing of the Alexandria church of the Saints by holding a candlelight vigil at Dawaran Jihan next Monday evening

The Alexandria branch of the Maspero Youth Union (MYU) is commemorating the 2011 New Year Eve bombing of the Alexandria church of the Saints by holding a candlelight vigil at Dawaran Jihan next Monday evening. 
The bombing had targeted Coptic worshippers as they left church following midnight service on New Year Eve 2011, and had left 24 dead, their bodies blown to smithereens, as well as some 100 injured. Some two weeks after the bombing, the then Interior Minister Habib al-Adly declared that investigations revealed that the bombing was the work of the Palestinian Gaish al-Islam (Army of Islam) in collaboration with local Islamist elements. By the end of January the revolution erupted; Mubarak stepped down in February, and the case was not pursued by the post-revolution regimes. To this day, no culprit has been brought to justice. 
The MYU denounced the fact that, two years on the bombing, justice has not been served. “We will not forget the victims nor will we stop demanding justice,” it said in a statement.
Watani International
28 December 2012


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