» 03/02/2013, 00.00
Benghazi, 48 Egyptian Christians arrested on religious grounds
The arrest came after a complaint by some Islamists annoyed at Christian images carried by the group of Egyptians, all street and market vendors in Benghazi. Each one forced to shave their head in punishment. For the authorities, they are illegal immigrants and their detention has nothing to do with religion.
12/03/2013 EGYPT - LIBYA
Christian dies in Benghazi: wrath of Egyptian Copts against Libya explodes in Cairo
Hundreds of Copts burning flags and throwing stones at the Libyan Embassy in Cairo. They demand justice for the death of Ezzat Atallah, a Christian who died in a prison in Benghazi. The Islamist government charged with doing nothing for Christian migrants to avoid diplomatic problems.
Libya, Salafists ready to destroy Tripoli’s symbolic statute. The population revolts
For the head of the Department of Antiquities, the extremists are a threat to the entire national cultural heritage. Also at risk is the Unesco World Heritage sites such as Leptis Magna and Cyrene. Since August, more than 70 monuments destroyed by Islamic extremists. The population of Tripoli organize a demonstration to oust the Salafis.
Benghazi, the Coptic Church of St. Mark is torched
The attack took place last night. Authors of the act Still unknown. The building had been attacked a few weeks ago.
Benghazi in revolt against Islamists following deadly attack
The attack targeted a hospital and destroyed several buildings: death toll continues to rise. It is the first act of violence against civilian targets after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi. Thousands take to the streets to demand an end to the government and the expulsion of the Islamist militias. The Pentagon sends 500 marines to the NATO base in Sigonella (Sicily, Italy).
Bible burning and high fines for those who pray
"Unauthorized" religious minorities are continuously condemned for "illegal religious activities" because believers pray or come together in church. Police frequently conduct raids in places of worship to identify those present.
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