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Minister condemns killings of Coptic Christians in Libya

Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, TD, on the killings of Coptic Christians in Libya:

"I am deeply shocked by the reports of the brutal killing of Coptic Christians in Libya by ISIS.

"This is a monstrous act beyond comprehension, which must be condemned in the strongest possible terms.

"It is also a savage attack on a minority community.

"Ireland has repeatedly recalled the duty of States to protect vulnerable minorities in the Middle East, including Christian communities. I reiterate that call and will be raising this with my EU colleagues at the earliest opportunity."

Press Office
16 February 2015