CAIRO – 14 May 2018: Member of the Department of Criminal Investigation in Misurata, northwestern Libya, affirmed that remains of the 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians who were beheaded by the Islamic State (IS) in Libya in 2015 will be transferred to Egypt on Monday.
Mahmoud told Egypt Today that the Libyan Ministry of Interior, Public Attorney’s office, and a number of security officials in Misurata will be supervising the process.
In 2015, IS published a video dubbed “A message signed with blood to the nation of the cross,” where a number of masked IS members appeared beheading the unarmed victims.
On May 6, Siddiq Assour, head of investigations at the Libyan Attorney General's Office, said that he ordered that the remains be transferred to Egypt.
The decisions were taken upon request from Egyptian Attorney General Nabil Sadek, as Libyan Attorney General Abdul Qader Juma Radwan on Mar. 14 agreed ...