CAIRO: The Egyptian Union for Human Rights Organization (EUHRO) presented a memo Monday to Minister of Justice Adel Abdel Hameed, demanding that a judge be appointed to investigate the Al-Qeddesine Church bombing that took place last January.
The memo based its request on similar cases where a judge was appointed to investigate, such as the Mohamed Mahmoud and Cabinet clashes and the probe into the alleged foreign funding of local and foreign NGOs.
Thirteen months have passed since the bombing that left 28 dead and over 300 injured. No information or culprits were announced, as the investigations seem to have stopped.
A delegation from EUHRO headed by Coptic lawyer Naguib Gobrael met with officials from the minister’s office to submit the memo and discuss the slow process of the investigations.
Gobrael told Daily News Egypt that the officials showed an understanding of the demand and promised to study the issue with Abdel Hameed.
"We offered our cooperation in the investigations and promise to present all the information we have to the judge [if appointed]," he said.
"Many speculations surround this case and the reasons why investigations have not started. International intelligence websites have referred to the involvement of officials from the ousted regime [in the bombing]," the memo read.