Egypt: Christians convicted, Muslims acquitted for 2011 violence
May 23, 2012
A dozen Christians have been sentenced to life imprisonment for their role in violence that took place in the north-central Egyptian city of Minya in April 2011. Eight Muslims were acquitted.
The Muslims had allegedly set fire to dozens of Christian homes; the Christians had reportedly shot at the attacking mob in self-defense.
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- Egypt Sentences 12 Coptic Christians to Life in Prison (AINA)
- Islamo-Christian violence in Minya: life imprisonment for 12 Copts, eight Muslims acquitted (AsiaNews.it)
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