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Copt in Nag Hammadi released

Nader Shukry

19 Feb 2013 10:49 pm

The Qena prosecution has released the 60-year-old Copt, Nader Attiya, of the village of Marashda in Nag Hammadi, Qena, Upper Egypt, who had been detained for some four weeks for the alleged molestation of a four-year-old village girl

The Qena prosecution has released the 60-year-old Copt, Nader Attiya, of the village of Marashda in Nag Hammadi, Qena, Upper Egypt, who had been detained for some four weeks for the alleged molestation of a four-year-old village girl. 
The allegation had led the village Muslims to wage a vicious attack against the Copts in the village, and their church. Even though the little girl had been declared untouched, free of any symptom of sexual molestation, Attiya had been caught and detained.
The Bishop of Nag Hammadi, Anba Kyrillos, said that Attiya will not be going back to his home in Marashda, to avoid any troubles, since a climate of sectarianism is still dominating the village. He said the Church was attempting to work peace between the village Muslims and Copts. 
Watani International
19 February 2013


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