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Egypt’s gay community goes deeper underground, fearing crackdown

Friday, December 19, 2014
In this Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 photo, an Egyptian lesbian poses for a photograph in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt’s gay community is going deeper underground in fear after police arrest dozens of men at a Cairo bathhouse in a raid that was then featured on a lurid TV tabloid program stirring up public panic over “debauchery.”
Gays in Egypt are taking precautionary measures by avoiding public places where they used to gather and by staying away from Internet and dating applications, fearing police traps. [...]

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Egypt refers to trial 26 ‘suspected’ gay men arrested in bath house raid

Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Cairo, Egypt
The official from the prosecutors' office said the trial will begin Sunday, only two weeks after the men were arrested in a much publicized raid on a Cairo bathhouse. [...]

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Living in fear: Egypt’s gay community

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Cairo
At least 20 gay and transgender persons have been convicted of debauchery and other charges in Egypt in 2014. [...]

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Egypt security forces arrest 25 men for homosexuality in bath house raid

Monday, December 8, 2014
Egypt
Egyptian security forces have raided a bath house and arrested 25 men suspected of homosexuality, dragging them naked out of the building in downtown Cairo. [...]

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8 men convicted, sentenced to 3 years in jail for alleged gay wedding in Egypt

Saturday, November 1, 2014
Eight Egyptian men are convicted for "inciting debauchery" following their appearance in a video of an alleged same-sex wedding party on a Nile boat leave the defendant's cage in a courtroom in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. Saturday's verdict that sentenced each of them to three years in prison is the latest in a crackdown by authorities against gays.
CAIRO -- An Egyptian court on Saturday convicted eight men for "inciting debauchery" following their appearance in an alleged same-sex wedding party on a Nile boat, sentencing each of them to three years in prison. The Internet video shows two men exchanging rings and embracing among cheering friends. The eight [...]

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In many countries, hook-up apps expose gay men to blackmail, arrest, violence

Sunday, September 28, 2014
High-tech gay dating apps and social media services have enabled countless men to expand their circles of friends and partners in settings that are hostile to any overt trace of homosexuality. Yet the same technology that they gratefully embrace exposes them to the risks of blackmail, arrest and violence.
For gay men in the dozens of countries that criminalize their sex lives, social networking can be a blessing or a curse. High-tech dating apps and social media have enabled countless men to expand their circles of friends and lovers in settings that are hostile to any overt trace of [...]

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Egypt sentences six alleged gay men to two years in jail for ‘debauchery’

Friday, September 26, 2014
Egypt
CAIRO -- Six alleged gay men were sentenced in an Egyptian court on Thursday to two years in jail with labor for "committing debauchery," a charge often leveled at gays for engaging in homosexual activity. [...]

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Men in ‘gay wedding’ video face charges of debauchery, offending public morality

Monday, September 22, 2014
Cairo
CAIRO -- Eight men arrested in Egypt for appearing in a video taken during an alleged same-sex "wedding" party, will face trial on charges of inciting debauchery and offending public morality. The men were detained earlier this month after the video, reportedly dating back to April, surfaced online. [...]

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Egypt prosecutor orders seven men detained, examined for homosexuality

Saturday, September 6, 2014
Egypt
CAIRO -- Egypt's top prosecutor on Saturday ordered seven men detained and physically examined over accusations of "debauchery," a charge often leveled at gays for homosexual activity, after a video emerged of a same-sex wedding party, the state news agency reported. [...]

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Egyptian court sentences men to 3-8 years for homosexuality

Monday, April 7, 2014
Egypt
CAIRO -- A judicial official says an Egyptian court has convicted four men of committing homosexual acts and sentenced them to up to eight years in prison. [...]

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