Additional information to Response to Information Request EGY21313.E of 17 July 1995 on the status of a Christian woman whose husband converts to Islam and marries a Muslim woman [EGY21443.E]

The attached Middle East Watch report on Egypt provides information on the status of Christians, which also makes reference to inter-religious marriages, might be useful.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


Human Rights Watch/Middle East Watch. November 1994. Egypt: Violations of Freedom of Religious Belief and Expression of the Christian Minority. New York: Human Rights Watch/Middle East.