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Coptic leader charged with detaining convert to Islam

CWN - August 31, 2010

Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox leader, Pope Shenouda III, is being charged with detaining a woman after she converted from Christianity to Islam.

The woman, the wife of a Coptic cleric, left her husband in July after she became a Muslim, according to Islamic leaders, but she was discovered and brought back to her husband. The complaint against Pope Shenouda alleges that he is now holding Camillia Shehata against her will. Coptic spokesmen have countered by questioning whether the woman's conversion to Islam was forced.

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