Late Sunday night, President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi called for a three-month state of emergency.
According to Egypt's constitution, parliament must vote in favor of such a declaration — a virtual certainty since it is packed with supporters of the president.
The commission is one group calling for the teens’ release.
According to World Watch Monitor (WWM), the memory card with the video was misplaced and discovered by a Muslim, generating a complaint to the police on April 7.
On the other hand, there is no clear statement on audio and video Skype calls.
It could be end-to-end encryption, but there are indications that, particularly when routed through the Skype servers, the conversation could be visible or audible in unencrypted form.
Unfortunately, many are paying a very steep price for that. On one hand, Microsoft is pretty clear that instant messaging traffic (text) is sent to its servers as well as the recipient.
I don’t believe Skype (which is now owned by Microsoft) is recording your calls. If there’s a Skype-to-Skype connection, it may be encrypted end-to-end, but messages sent to the Skype servers are encrypted only en route, and arrive there unencrypted.
“They use some words that are used in Muslim prayers, but they are in no way being disrespectful to Islam,” Mina Thabet, a Coptic activist and researcher at the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms, told Fox News.
It cannot exceed six months without a referendum to extend it. George's Church in Tanta, killing at least 27 people and wounding 78, officials said, overturning pews, shattering windows and staining the whitewashed walls with blood. "After the explosion, everything became dark from the smoke," said Edmond Edward, attending Mass with his brother, Emil, who suffered head wounds and leaned on him for support at a nearby hospital.
The army chief-turned-president also dispatched elite troops across the country to protect key installations and accused unidentified countries of fueling instability, saying that "Egyptians have foiled plots and efforts by countries and fascist, terrorist organizations that tried to control Egypt." The attacks highlighted the difficulties facing el-Sissi's government in protecting Christians, who make up about 10 percent of Egypt's population. " screamed an angry Maged Saleh, who rushed to the church in the Nile Delta city of Tanta where his mother escaped the carnage. Video from inside the church broadcast by CBC TV showed people gathered around what appeared to be lifeless, bloody bodies covered with papers. "There was a clear lapse in security, which must be tightened from now on to save lives," he told The Associated Press.
TANTA, Egypt — Suicide bombers struck hours apart at two Coptic churches in northern Egypt, killing 44 people and turning Palm Sunday services into scenes of horror and outrage at the government that led the president to call for a three-month state of emergency.
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the violence, adding to fears that extremists are shifting their focus to civilians, especially Egypt's Christian minority.