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Egypt: suicide or murder?

Bahaa Gamal Mikhail Silvanus (23), a conscript in the Egyptian Army and the only Christian in his unit stationed in Suez, was found dead on 24 June in a chair in the office of the military base where he was stationed, with two bullet wounds in his chest and a gun at his feet.

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Bahaa Silvanus (r), at the centre of the music at church | photo: WWM

The army says Silvanus killed himself. His family, friends and church pastors don’t believe it, because, first of all, Bahaa Silvanus was a happy man with a strong faith, a university degree in music and plans to enter the monastic life. Secondly, someone who kills himself with a gun never shoots more than once.