Copts in Alexandria assaulted for refusing to pay tribute

11-09-2017 02:52 PM

Nash’at Abul-Kheir


Copts in Alexandria assaulted for refusing to pay tribute

During the early hours of Sunday 10 September, Alexandria police were able to catch two outlaws, Fathy Ahmad—famous as Fathy Sheroki—and his son Mahmoud, who had been on the run after they assaulted with knives members of the Coptic [extended] family of al-Qassees in the district of Agami Bitash, west of Alexandria. Another Sheroki, Muhammad, had already been caught directly after the assault and was in police custody.

Copts in Alexandria assaulted for refusing to pay tribute

Six men of the Qassees family were injured in the assault which took place at dawn on Friday 8 September. As one of their members parked a microbus belonging to him beside his home, he was attacked by the Sherokis. His cries brought down the other men of the family, whose ages range from teenage to the forties and who live in the same building owned by the family. A fight broke out, in which the Sherokis used knives and swords; six Copts were injured. The injured were directly moved to hospital where their wounds were treated, and have all been discharged from hospital on 10 September.

Copts in Alexandria assaulted for refusing to pay tribute

Police investigations confirmed claims by the Qasseeses that the outlaw Sherokis had attempted to exact tribute money from them, but the Qasseeses refused to pay up.
The Sherokis are being charges with assault of six men, and with practicing out-of-law activity by exacting tribute money.

Watani International
11 September 2017

Copts in Alexandria assaulted for refusing to pay tribute

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