85 churches in Egypt were subject to mob attacks from 30 June 2013 to 30 September 2014

More than 85 churches in Egypt were subject to mob attacks from 30 June 2013 to 30 September 2014, according to a local rights group report issued this week.

The report, issued by the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms detailed alleged attacks on Christians from 30 June last year, when mass protests took place against then-president Mohamed Morsi, through to 30 September of this year.

According to the commission’s fieldwork and research, at least 18 Christians were killed because of their religious identity during this period, while 165 houses belonging to Christians were vandalised or burnt down.

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