In a breakthrough verdict, Cairo’s Administrative Court issued a ruling to allow Baha’is to leave their religious affiliation field blank on official documents. This in effect would allow them access to education, health care and allow them to enjoy their rights as citizens.

The verdicts were handed down in the cases of the teenage twins Imad and Nancy Raouf Hindi, who have been prohibited from obtaining birth certificates, and Hussein Hosni Abdel-Massih who was suspended from university due to his inability to obtain military service postponement letters.

Baha’i Faith in Egypt has provided a roundup of coverage on this landmark ruling.

Let us hope that this is the beginning of a new chapter for human rights in Egypt