Friday, March 20, 2009

Problems with identity cards in Egypt

In Egypt, the Churches love to see the religious affiliation taken off the ID-cards that all people carry. Some hope that Egypt's decision to recognize Baha'i as an acceptable religion, may now lead to all religions taken off the ID.

After many years of being denied the right to legal documentation, Egypt's Supreme Administrative Court removed any grounds for preventing Baha'is from receiving proper official identity documents.

SandMonkey commented on the court ruling saying:

This will mean that they will be able to lead a more normal and humane lifestyle, as opposed to the daily humiliation they would receive in order to get any paperwork done with the Egyptian government- from getting birth certificates, to applying to school and colleges to getting IDs passports, and death certificates.

Read more by Marwa Rakha on GlobalVoicesOnline

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