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Prohibited identities : state interference with religious freedom
AuthorBahgat, Hossam Search Wikipedia for Hossam Bahgat
ParticipantsStork, Joe Search Wikipedia for Joe Stork
Corporate nameHuman Rights Watch Search Wikipedia for Human Rights Watch ; Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights Search Wikipedia for Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights
PublishedWashington, DC : Human Rights Watch, [2007] ; Halle (Saale) : Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt, [2007]
HostHalle (Saale) : Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt
DescriptionOnline-Ressource (Text, 391 kB)
Title from PDF file (viewed on Oct. 16, 2008)
Written by Hossam Bahgat and Joe Stork
"November 2007
Document typeE-Book
KeywordsÄgypten Search Wikipedia for Ägypten / Religionsfreiheit Search Wikipedia for Religionsfreiheit
URNurn:nbn:de:gbv:3:5-42916 Persistent Identifier (URN)
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Human Rights Watch and the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights document how officials of Egypt's Ministry of Interior systematically prevent Baha'is and converts from Islam to Christianity from registering their actual religious belief in national identity documents, birth certificates, and other essential papers. They do this based not on any Egyptian law, but on their interpretation of Islamic law, or Sharia. This denial can have far-reaching consequences for the daily lives of those affected, including choosing a spouse, educating one's children, or conducting the most basic financial and other transactions