Egyptian court upholds discriminative policy

It’s hard to digest this deplorable news in the face of all international human rights law to which Egypt is supposedly a party:

Egyptian court rules against Baha’is, upholding government policy of discrimination
16 December (BWNS)– In a closely watched case that has become the focus of a national debate on religious freedom, Egypt’s Supreme Administrative Court today ruled against the right of Baha’is to be properly identified on government documents.

The decision upholds current government policy, a policy which forces the Baha’is either to lie about their religious beliefs or give up their state identification cards. The policy effectively deprives Egyptian Baha’is of access to most rights of citizenship, including education, financial services, and even medical care. [...]

And this from Reuters and Spero News.

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