A security official has confirmed that sectarian clashes have left one Coptic Christian
dead and four wounded in southern Egypt. The violence yesterday in Minya province,
south of Cairo, began after a Muslim motorist hit a young Christian.
sparked clashes between the families of the two men, with both sides hurling stones
and exchanging gunfire.
Advocacy organisation Christian Solidarity
Worldwide is calling for clear timeline for delayed elections in Egypt and to allow
international observers to monitor the electoral process.
The interim government
had previously said elections would be held in September, but now they are being scheduled
for either October or November.
Lydia O’Kane spoke CSW’s Advocacy Director,
Andrew Johnston about what these elections mean for Christians.
important that the Christian community takes an active part. We’re very much trying
to support the churches right across the spectrum.”
He also adds that CSW is
very concerned that international observers are not being allowed to monitor the electoral