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    11   COPTIC CHRISTIANS IN EGYPT

The order of the day having been read for the resumption of the debate on the motion of Mr C. Kelly—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—

Question—That the motion be agreed to—put and passed.