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Egyptian court upholds decision to ban Libyan from entering country because he is gay

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Egypt
The student, who was not named, was barred from returning to Cairo from abroad in 2008 and had appealed the decision hoping to continue his studies at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport. ...

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Egypt acquits 26 suspected ‘gay’ men in trial over bathhouse raid

Monday, January 12, 2015
Relatives of 26 men who were arrested in a televised raid last month by police looking for gays at a Cairo public bathhouse, celebrate after an Egyptian court acquitted them in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Jan. 12, 2015.
An Egyptian court on Monday acquitted 26 men arrested in a televised raid last month by police looking for gays at a Cairo public bathhouse, a ruling that set off deafening cheers and jubilation. ...

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Judge to announce verdict next week in Egypt ‘gay bathhouse’ raid trial

Monday, January 5, 2015
Cairo
The judge in the trial of 26 men arrested in Egypt in a televised raid by police looking for gays at a Cairo public bathhouse says he'll announce a verdict next week after only three hearings. ...

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Defense lawyers criticize Egypt’s arrest of 26 alleged gay men in bathhouse raid

Sunday, January 4, 2015
Court of Justice in Cairo.
Defense lawyers for 26 men arrested in a televised raid by police looking for gays at an Egyptian bathhouse criticized the prosecution's case when the trial resumed Sunday. ...

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Egypt reduces sentences of 8 men convicted for taking part in alleged gay wedding

Saturday, December 27, 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.
An Egyptian appeals court has upheld the conviction of eight men for "inciting debauchery" for appearing in an alleged same-sex wedding video, but reduced their sentences from three to one year in prison. ...

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Egyptian court opens trial of 26 men on charges of suspected homosexuality

Monday, December 22, 2014
Court of Justice in Cairo.
The handcuffed defendants, many of them crying, arrived in court with their heads bowed as police pushed them inside a metal cage. ...

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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 26 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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