Australian House of Representatives – Discuss the Coptic Situation

Yesterday the Honourable member for the seat of Hughes, put forward the following motion

That this House:
(1) recognises that Coptic Christians in Egypt are suffering ongoing and increasing persecution;
(2) condemns the recent attacks on Coptic Christians in Egypt;
(3) expresses its sympathy for Coptic Christians who have been victims of recent attacks in Egypt; and
(4) calls on the Government to:
(a) issue a public statement condemning the ongoing attacks against the Coptic Christian minority in Egypt;
(b) make immediate representations to the United Nations to end the persecution of Coptic Christians in Egypt; and
(c) strongly urge the Egyptian Government to provide equal rights and protection for all Egyptian citizens regardless of race or religion

Below is a link to the Hansard from yesterdays sitting of the House of Representatives. The key page is 147 onwards where full speeches have been transcribed.

CLICK HERE for Hansard

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