Bishoy Armyia – Victims of Sharia
Human Rights Abused: Freedom of Religion
Report from: Voice of the Copts.
Background to the Case: Bishoy Armyia (formerly Mohammed Hegazy) converted from Islam to Christianity. He sought to change his religious identity on his Egyptian ID card. An Egyptian court ruled that Sharia forbids anyone from leaving Islam. It is reported that Mr Armyia has suffered death threats, has been forced into hiding, has been tortured, and is now in prison for “contributing to a ‘false image’ that Christians in Minya are a target of violence.”
Goal: That Egyptian authorities release Bishoy Armyia from prison as soon as possible and prior to Eastern Christmas.