Gulf European Centre for Human Rights
GECHR condemns the terrorist incident in Egypt
3rd November 2018
On Friday, terrorist gunmen carried out a new attack on the Egyptian Copts as they headed to pray in a monastery in Minya province, south of Cairo, killing seven and injuring 14 others.
This is the second time that the Copts have been attacked by terrorist groups during their journey to pray since 2017, while Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi stressed that his country will not "get its will" from the terrorist attack.
The Gulf-European Centre for Human Rights strongly condemns the terrorist attack on a bus in central Egypt that led to the deaths and injuries of the Egyptian people.
GECHR reiterates the consistent international legal position against violence and terrorism, and expresses its support for all steps taken by the Egyptian leadership in the fight against terrorism and extremism.
The Gulf European calls on the international community, the Human Rights Council and the High Commissioner for Human Rights to hold a special conference to strengthen the role of the international coalition to combat terrorism in the Middle East, specifically the Arab Republic of Egypt.
The Gulf European Centre also commends the immediate move to combat terrorism in Egypt, and condolences the families of the victims, the leadership and the Egyptian people and wishes the wounded speedy recovery.