The Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt has officially requested of the Libyan Embassy in Cairo that the body of the Ghanaian Matthew Ayariga should be shipped to Egypt, to be placed in the shrine built for the “Libya Martyrs” in the village of al-Our in Samalout, Minya, some 250km south of Cairo. “Libya Martyrs” denotes 20 Coptic migrant labourers and Mr Ayariga who were all beheaded by Daesh, also known as Islamic State (IS), on a beach in Libya in 2015.

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