Living in fear: Egypt’s gay community



At least 20 gay and transgender persons have been convicted of debauchery and other charges in Egypt in 2014, which human rights activists say has been the worst year for the country’s LGBT community in recent memory.

Over the weekend, Egyptian security forces raided a bath house and arrested 25 men suspected of homosexuality, dragging them naked out of the building in downtown Cairo.

And last month, an Egyptian court convicted eight men on charges of “inciting debauchery” following their appearance in an alleged same-sex wedding party on a Nile boat, sentencing each to three years imprisonment.

CNN reports on the ongoing crackdown on gay men in Egypt:


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