The Terrorism Observatory The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) condemns the murder of two Policemen in an armed attack on The Virgin Church in Minya, Egypt.

January 6th, 2015 by Editor

The Egyptian Organization for Human Rights condemns the terrorist attack that occurred in the city of Minya on the morning of Tuesday the 6th of January, 2015. The attack targeted two Policemen charged with securing the perimeter of the virgin church in Mahmoud Abdel Razek street close to Al Habashy square in the heart of the city of Minya. The attack led to the death of both Policemen in a blatant violation of the Right to Life.


In the early hours of Tuesday morning armed masked militants opened fire with an automatic weapon on a police assistant, and a police overseer while guarding the Virgin Church in downtown Minya. The attack led to their death on the spot, and the sound of gunfire caused a state of panic among the residents of the area. Ambulances and Police vehicles rushed to the area, to move the bodies of the victims, and the police cordoned the church area, and sent out patrols in search for the offenders.


The two corpses were taken to the morgue, and the General Prosecution was notified so that they can start investigating the incident. The search for the fugitives is still on under the supervision of the Minya Security Directorate. The Ministry of Interior has announced that it has taken extreme security measures to secure Churches all over the republic, in preparation for the 7th of January celebration of the eastern Christmas by Coptic Christians in Egypt.


EOHR sends its sincere condolences to the families of the martyrs and prays that may God grant them his mercy. The EOHR demands the immediate investigation of the incident, as well as the speedy capture of the criminal offenders, and turn them to justice so that they can receive the heaviest penalties possible. EOHR also urges the state to counter the dark threat of terrorism that keeps trying to terrorize our citizens.


On his part Mr. Hafez Abu Seada the president of the EOHR, condemned the painful terrorist attack. Abu Seada added that these terrorist acts aim to sweep away Human Rights, and the pillars of the Egyptian state, therefore all political and social forces as well as civil society have to unite to confront this terrorism.



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