Skip the whitewash. This occurrence represents a serious breach in discipline in the Egyptian Army. Had a German soldier in WWII killed a fellow soldier for any reason whatsoever, he would have been shot forthwith. That Copts are accepted in the military puts them under the full protection of the military justice system.
Coptic Christian conscript Baha Mikhail Silvanus supposedly committed suicide
Still assuming these were products of injuries incurred during harsh training, his family proceeded to bury him. Later, however, a colleague of the deceased told them that Guirgus was regularly insulted, humiliated, and beaten – including on his testicles — simply because he was Christian. The dead youth’s irate family implored authorities to exhume Guirgus’ body for a forensic examination, but this was denied.