01/11/2021 Egypt (International Christian Concern) – Egypt’s prosecutor will open an appeal of the December acquittal of three men who were charged with stripping an elderly Christian woman, reports Ahram News. An official statement was released by Egypt’s Prosecutor-General Hamada al-Sawy on Sunday.
Suad Thabet is a Christian woman in her 70s who was targeted five years ago during a mob attack against the Christian community in the village of al-Karm. Her family was specifically targeted by the mob, who stripped her of her clothes. She has faced substantial pressure to drop her pursuit of justice following the incident, but has remained steadfast.
Her court case has faced multiple delays and disappointments, which have frustrated the Christianity community throughout Egypt. The process of this court case reinforces the belief of many local Christians that they exist outside the law, and that judges have no interest in protecting their rights should they try to seek justice and accountability through the legal system.
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