Date: January 8, 2018
On the 20th of December, Ishak Nashaat Birwan's body was found with signs of torture and facial deformities near a canal where he lived. He was missing for 11 days. His cousin, Samir Fekry stated that even though the family went to the police the day after his disappearance “none of them did anything to help us investigate the matter”.
Birwan lived in Izziyah, a large Christian village near Manfalout in Asyut. According to the pastor of the church Birwan belonged to, “Ishak was targeted and killed because of his faith, because he is Christian". "Their aim was to turn Christmas joy of the villagers to sadness,” he added.
- Pray for God's comforting presence on Nashaat Birwan’s family
- Pray for God's protection over Christians living in the village of Izziyah
- Pray that those responsible for this heinous crime would be brought to justice