Egyptian Symposium Supports Civil Rights

Source: Baha’i Faith in Egypt: NCHR Symposium Supports Civil Rights of Baha’is

Egypt’s National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) held a symposium in Cairo on Tuesday 8th August in which the majority view was in favour of removing the classification of religion from idenity cards, a requirement which has caused the denial of ID cards and their associated rights to people who follow religions not officially recognised by the state of Egypt, such as the Baha’i Faith.

Dr. Boutros Boutros-Ghali, President of the NCHR and former Secretary-General of the United Nations, said that Egypt “should either approve and recognize all religions or eliminate religious classification from ID Cards.”

For more in-depth information and links to other articles published about the event visit the Baha’i Faith in Egypt blog.

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