Egypt: Coptic Activist’s Detention Renewed After 20 Months In Solitary Confinement

July 16, 2021

International Christian Concern explained in September 2020 that Kamel “was jailed in 2019 for highlighting the hypocrisy of the Egyptian government that persecutes Copts while claiming it protects religious minorities.”

The persecution of Christians in Egypt is all too often is ignored not just in Egypt, but around the world. Coptic Orthodox Christian Church in Egypt are persecuted on a nearly daily basis for their faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, often by governing officials who should be protecting them. Not only the Copts, but also our 300,000 Greek Orthodox brothers and sisters in Egypt suffer sporadic persecution, discrimination, and harassment.

For previous coverage of the persecution of Christians in Egypt, see here.

“Coptic Activist’s Detention Renewed After 20 Months In Solitary Confinement,” International Christian Concern, July 15, 2021:

07/15/2021 Egypt (International Christian Concern) –  Following solitary imprisonment for nearly 20 months, Ramy Kamel had his detention extended yet again for 45 days. Kamel, originally arrested on November 23rd, 2019, has been held in arbitrary solitary confinement, despite calls for his release by the UN, USCIRF, and many international organizations.

Once hopeful for his latest court hearing that he may be released, Kamel now faces an unknown amount of time in prison as prosecutors continue filing extensions for his detention. He faces several charges relating to his work as a human rights advocate and for his moderate commentary on the persecution and discrimination against Christians in Egypt….