Coptic Egyptian's killing in Minya stokes fury over police brutality and impunity

When family, friends and members of Minya’s Coptic community gathered in church on Friday, tensions and grievances had been buidling for two days.

Grief was overwhelming, but anger too. On Wednesday, 31-year old Copt Adel Lofti was stabbed to death by a police officer. His relatives and the wider community expect impunity to prevail after yet another example of police brutality.

But small protests – a rarity in today’s repressive Egypt – have joined the outrage expressed online and in…

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