Great news for Baha'is in Egypt - ID card conundrum solved at last

Today (14 April) the Egyptian law gazette published a Ministerial decree announcing that from tomorrow anyone who doesn’t belong to one of Egypt’s three official religions (Islam, Judaism, Christianity) can obtain official documents, such as birth certificates or ID cards, with a dash in the space for religion.

This is a triumph for the civil rights of many Egyptian citizens, including the Baha’is. The decree is a legal instrument and people applying for official documents are not required to go through the courts.

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