More Convictions for Egypt's Maspero Massacre—But Copts not Soldiers

Larry Hampton
02/08/13 07:58:27PM

It's been more than a year since a military-induced massacre in Cairo, Egypt, killed 28 peoplemostly Coptic Christians. But the only peopleconvictedthus far have been the Christians themselves.

Last week, a Cairo courtsentencedMichael Farag and Michael Shaker to three years in jail, charging them with inciting violence, destroying military vehicles, and deliberately attacking soldiers. Farag and Shaker were among the more than 30 Coptic civilians arrested following the massacre, 12 of whom weregiven life sentenceslast May.