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Egypt court sentences four gays to prison

A court sentenced on Monday four men to up to eight years for practicing homosexuality

AFP, Tuesday 8 Apr 2014
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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.

Prosecutors have used a law banning "debauchery" to try homosexuals in the past.

Those accused of homosexuality are often forced to undergo medical tests to establish they are "habitual" gays, a practice rights groups have decried as abusive.

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Massouda
08-04-2014 09:18pm
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Outrageous to arrest people for being Gay. A bad sign in any civilised society
Outrageous to arrest people for being Gay. A bad sign in any civilised society. The Government should keep out of people's bedrooms.
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Soso
08-04-2014 12:23pm
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What news...
The news are getting worse every day...by the way, in the Middle ages they also burnt witches, is Egypt going to do that too soon? :(
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