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Egypt: social media upset

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Two Coptic Christians in a village in Minya, Upper Egypt faced charges of inciting sectarian strife and insulting Islamic leaders in early September.


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The governor of Minya visits the village to broker peace | photo: WWM

Comments from one of the men on social media, shared by the other, caused some Muslims in their village to riot. Bassem Abdel-Malak Fahim, 25, from the village of Ezbat El-Sheikh Nageim, first posted the comments on Facebook in the wake of the Minya bus attack in May, when 28 Copts were killed.