Egypt Jails Four Men For Homosexual Acts

8 Apr



A court in Egypt sentenced four men to up to eight years in prison on Monday for practicing homosexuality, a judicial official said.

Prosecutors had accused the men of holding “deviant parties” and dressing in women’s clothes. Three were sentenced to eight years and the fourth to three years in prison.

Location of Nasr City, Cairo, in Egypt. (Courtesy of Google Maps)

Egyptian police typically arrest LGBT people on charges of “sexual immorality” or “debauchery” because the country does not have a law explicitly banning homosexual activity.

In recent months, police have staged at least two widely publicized raids against allegedly LGBT people.

Police arrested 10 people on Nov. 5 on homosexuality-related charges in a  Cairo suburb.

In early October 2013, police arrested 14 men for allegedly engaging in gay sex at a gym/sauna in a working-class district of Cairo.




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