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  • Friday ,04 December 2020
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15 Copts and 20 Muslims arrested in Al-Barsha village pending investigation

Nader Shoukry

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Friday ,04 December 2020

15 Copts and 20 Muslims arrested in Al-Barsha village pending investigation

 The Minya Prosecutor decided today to imprison 15 Copts and 20 Muslims in the village of Al-Barsha pending investigation in the sectarian attacks of Al-Barsha village, Mallawi Center, in Minya, which took place last Wednesday.

 
A number of houses owned by Copts were attacked by extremists after publishing a comment of a Coptic youth on Facebook, which was considered as insulting of Islam. Police arrested more than 150 defendants and decided to extend the imprisonment of 35 of them pending investigation.