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Canada Condemns Attack on Coptic Christian Church

March 15, 2013 - Canada’s ambassador to Libya, Michael Grant, today issued the following statement:

Canada is deeply concerned about the recent attacks on religious minorities in Libya and condemns the recent burning of a Coptic Christian church in Benghazi.

Canada recognizes the challenges facing the Government of Libya as Libya proceeds on its way to democracy. Canada joins the international community in urging Libyan authorities to ensure respect for human rights, including freedom of religion, and urges action to prevent incitement to violence against anyone based on religious beliefs.