The Egyptian Coalition for Human Rights Disseminates its Report
Monitoring and Documentation of Crimes Committed by Extremists against Copts in Egypt
In the period from 30th June 2013 to 30th May 2015
Today, Saturday 4th July 2015, the Egyptian Coalition for Human Rights and Development issues its report “Hatred Callers”. The report depends on monitoring and documentation mechanisms approved by UN in monitoring crimes committed by Muslim Brotherhoods and their supporters from extremists against Egyptian Copts in the period from 30th June 2013 till 31 May 2015.
The report is 45-pages. It tackles general introduction followed by the reasons behind some Egyptian and international organizations that turning away from condemning such crimes. The report concludes that reason is that those organizations adopt the point of view of Dr. Nuoh Fieldman, professor in American Universities, in his book “After Jihad: America and Conflict for Islamic Democracy” recommends the necessity of dealing and contacting with Muslim Brotherhoods to implement the American policy.
Fieldman’s theory points out that not all political Islam trends are enemies of USA and it is the time to open communication channels with these groups and trends to search for political Islam trend whose interests do not contradict with USA interests; the deal that has been followed since 2002. This theory has been greatly welcomed by some organizations especially as these organizations belong to political anarchism trend that takes human rights as an umbrella and entry for getting fund to achieve their goals of destroying state institutions. The will of these organizations agrees with European American orientation as these organizations find its opportunity in coalition with Muslim Brotherhoods trend and disregarding their violations against human rights in Egypt as Muslim Brotherhoods are the ideal partner for them in achieving chaos and destroying state institutions. This will enable these anarchist organizations, according to their political belief, to revolt after destroying state institutions and achieve their unreal dream of rule control by workers and farmers.
The report reaches results the most prominent of which are:
Firstly: 149 victims of Muslim Brotherhoods violations against Copts during two years
The report monitors 149 Coptic victims who fall after 30th June 2013 Revolution. The second half of 2013 witnessed the most ratios of violation cases. The total average of victims who fall in the period covered by the report reached 6.4 cases monthly.
Secondly: 24 Coptic dead during two years
The report reached unexpected results regarding rates of killing Copts by extremists which reached 24 cases in two years which is great rate that reached 1.04 cases monthly.
Thirdly: 125 injured cases
The report monitors 125copitc injured cases during the period covered by the report. The cases vary among injuries resulted by beating with sticks, using white weapons, throwing stones, burning buildings or destructing them.
Fourthly: 158 violation cases against Copts
The report researchers monitor 158 violation cases targeting Copts in Egypt in Egypt in about two years. These violations target individuals, properties or worships places.
Fifthly: four destruction cases of worships places
The report monitors number of cases that target violation against churches, yet there are 4 churches that have been destructed by violations against them after 30th June 2013.
Sixthly: 94 violation cases against churches and their affiliated buildings
Around 23 months, Christian worships places in Egypt witnessed high rates of violations that reached 94 violation cases with an average of 4.02 cases monthly.
Seventhly: Al Minya governorate the most on fire
Al Minya governorate alone records 97 violations cases whether against individuals or worships places in the governorate to reach the highest rate among all Egyptian governorates.
65% of violation cases against Copts committed by those belonging to Muslim Brotherhoods
Researchers monitor that about 65% of violations cases committed by those belonging Muslim Brotherhoods and their supporters. In addition, 27% of monitored cases incited by Muslim Brotherhoods, while 8% of monitored cases by individuals and researches do not reach whether there is other inciting parties or not.
The most prominent recommendations of the report are:
Firstly: The Egyptian government recommendations:
1- The Egyptian government should guarantee that criminals will not escape punishment in sectarian violations crimes.
2- Immediate judicial investigations in this regard and publicly announcing the results of these investigations.
3- Conducting sufficient, impartial and independent investigations regarding the committed violence cases and bringing the involved members in killing cases and other crimes to urgent trail.
4- Providing guarantees just trails for those interested in these cases and to allow the Egyptian public opinion to follow the course of these trails so that all victims will reassure that criminals will not escape punishment.
5- Ministry of Interior should seek to take immediate security procedures to protect Christians from exposing to such attacks in future.
6- Ministry of Interior should hardly work on protecting witnesses against any possible violations.
7- The Egyptian government should provide material and literary compensations for Copts whose properties, shops and worships places were destructed.
8- It is necessary to do legislative amendments that allow achieving immediate justice for victims of terroristic acts in Egypt.
Secondly: Recommendations of Media Means:
1- Local and international media means should monitor these cases through more than one source impartially for any side.
2- Local media means should cover sectarian violation cases through various press forms and should expand in investigative research in these cases; the matter which uncover many social defects that should be faced to treat these cases.
3- All media means should present all points of view of all parties especially regarding violence cases.
4- Media means should be accurate regarding covering religious issues and preventing violence inciters to access different media channels.
Thirdly: recommendations of international human rights organizations
1- International human rights organizations depend on internationally approved mechanisms and principles regarding monitoring and documenting human rights violations including monitoring and documentation principles issued by UN.
2- In issuing reports related to situation in Egypt, the international human rights organizations should study the Egyptian reality and know the reality lived by the Egyptian people who revolt against hateful religious fascism, and so the Egyptian society suffers from terrorism, political violence and attempts of sectarian violence.
3- The international organizations should depend on what happens on ground in their reports about Egypt and not on false and undocumented information according to approved criteria and mechanisms of investigation and documentation and be away from unknown sources that sometimes classified as witnesses.
4- International and Egyptian human rights organizations should work away from political orientations whether of violations committers or violations victims and only adhere to human rights principles impartially.
Forum For Development and Human rights dialogue
2- El Hak foundation for freedom of expression and human rights
3- Arab foundation for study democratic and human rights
4- open Door foundation for Human rights
5- Egyptians without Borders
6- The Association of Egyptian Female Lawyers
7- Rural development association
8- Human Rights Training and Sustainable Development Foundation