Sunday, May 26, 2013
Abduction of Young Coptic Girls in Egypt Showcased to Western Journalists

Abduction of Young Coptic Girls in Egypt Showcased to Western Journalists

The disappearance of young Coptic girls in Egypt has been highlighted in several meetings with Western journalists by the Association of Victims of Abduction and Forced Disappearance (AVAFD).

The meetings aimed to bring the issue to the forefront of the international media and send reports to various international human rights organizations.

"The association has filed 45 complaints with the Prosecutor General and a memorandum to the military junta during its rule of the transition period, in addition to memorandums to most of the ministers of interior. It held meetings with Hossam Ghiryani, president of the National Council for Human Rights, a number of the council's members, and a number of members of the Shura Council," Ibraam Lewis, founder of the association, said in a statement.

Lewis noted that the association was able to register about 500 cases of Coptic girls being abducted after the revolution.

"The Association has agreed to organize a meeting with the girl returned after kidnapping in one of the provinces of Upper Egypt and the French journalist talked with her about the abduction period, which lasted for 60 days. He saw the removal of the cross from her hand," he added.

The association met on Thursday evening with Dr. Mohamed Mohi el-Din, professor at the University of Menofiya, who is now conducting research on the status of religious minorities in Egypt that would be submitted to the European Union.

The association intends to prepare a documentary that will be produced by the BBC after receiving a call from the editors of the channel in London.


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