EGYPTIAN CONVICTED OF KILLING COPTS TO HANG
February 20, 2011: Egypt's State Security Emergency Court ratified the death sentence against Mohammed Ahmad Hussein for killing six Christians and a Muslim policemen outside a church in the southern town of Nagaa Hammadi in January 2010, the official MENA news agency reported.
Before an Alexandria church bombing early this year killed 21 people, the Nagaa Hammadi attack had been the deadliest of its kind since 2000 when 20 Copts were killed in sectarian clashes.
Copts make up about 10 percent of Egypt's 80-million population. (Sources: Emirates247.com, 20/02/2011)