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Egyptian court acquits men in elderly woman case: report

Egyptian court acquits men in elderly woman case: report
Three men accused of stripping an elderly Coptic Christian woman and parading her through streets in southern Egypt in 2016 were acquitted Thursday, according to a report.

xml:space="preserve"> xml:space="preserve"> Three men accused of stripping an elderly Coptic Christian woman and parading her through streets in southern Egypt in 2016 were acquitted Thursday, according to a report.Three men accused of stripping an elderly Coptic Christian woman and parading her through streets in southern Egypt in 2016 were acquitted Thursday, according to a report.Christians make up a sliver of Egypt’s population and have long faced discrimination in the country, underscored in recent years by deadly attacks including church bombings.The men were sentenced to 10 years in absentia in January before an Egyptian criminal court cleared them in a retrial, The Associated Press reported, citing state media.

(Shutterstock) A mob attacked the 70-year-old woman after rumors spread her son was romantically involved with a Muslim woman, according to The AP.With News Wire Services

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