Police detain 2 Coptic Christians amid sectarian tensions in southern town

December 13, 2007 15:54


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Two Coptic Christians were taken into custody and ordered detained for 15 days following sectarian tensions in a town in the south of the country, a police official said Thursday. The two will be questioned on charges of seducing a Muslim teenage girl and attempting to assault her sexually, the official said. He spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorized to talk to the media. The two Copts were detained in Isna, 560 kilometers (350 miles) south of the capital, Cairo, where Monday night dozens of Muslims went on a rampage following rumors of an abduction of the girl.

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