Reconciliation committee quells sectarian strife in Minya

In an attempt to calm the tense sectarian atmosphere in the village of Bani Hassan in Minya, customary reconciliation committees held a meeting between two families, resulting in them waiving charges and agreeing to resolve the dispute amicably. They also agreed to be fined LE300,000 if they breached the deal.

A Coptic family had clashed with a Muslim family that tried to install a lamppost near its house, injuring four people.

In the same village, the Free Egyptians Party warned of a “massacre” after certain leaflets inciting the killing of Coptic Christians were distributed by the followers of Ali Hussein. Hussein was killed after he was accused of murdering a Christian and his son, and attempting to kidnap his wife.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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