Last Update 11:46
Sunday, 20 August 2017

11 men sentenced to up to 12 years in homosexuality case in Egypt

Prosecutors say the 11 men, who have denied the charges, used social media to organise sexual liaisons

Ahram Online , Sunday 24 Apr 2016
Homosexuality trial "AFP"
A file photo showing two men during their trial for homosexuality in 2001 (Photo:AFP)
Share/Bookmark
Views: 10932
Share/Bookmark
Views: 10932

A Giza misdemeanour court sentenced on Sunday 11 men to terms of up to 12 years in prison over charges of “inciting debauchery” after they were arrested for allegedly committing homosexual acts, Ahram Arabic news website reported.

Three people were sentenced to 12 years in prison while the rest were given between three to nine years. 

The defendants, who were arrested at a rented apartment in Giza, denied the charges.

One of the defendants was convicted several years ago in another homosexuality-related case, according to investigators.

Homosexuality is not explicitly criminalised by Egyptian law, though prosecutors have often tried gay men under laws against “debauchery”, “immorality” or “contempt of religion.”

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
4



agnabi
30-04-2016 11:42pm
0-
0+
immorality...!?
So taking bribery is not immoral...oh, of course, it is not immoral, it is illegal! But so many people seem to forget that... If talking of "immoral", throwing paper, garbage, cigarette butts in the streets are also immoral, but who can say he never did such a thing....?
Email
 
Name
 
Comment's Title
 
Comment
3



Andre
25-04-2016 07:54pm
2-
3+
WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS COUNTRY
Sad to see this happening, in a country that truly does practice hypocrisy. There is a population of men both gay and straight, practicing gay sex...in part because for men having sex with a woman is still not acceptable until they are married....so where else do they get sex...with men. Such a scandal and one more reason not to visit that country or support it in any way.
Email
 
Name
 
Comment's Title
 
Comment
2



Dani R.
25-04-2016 04:21pm
5-
5+
Egypt needs social reform.
I lived in Egypt for four years. I left last year. Gay sex is everywhere. It's more available than in the UK where I am from. Everything there is a cover-up. There needs to be more tolerance for all communities there. I have a friend, a gay friend who is an Egyptian living in Cairo, who told me last week that he was getting married to a woman. He said he had to. That he had no choice. His family was pushing for it. In turn, he's going to have gay sex still. I tried to talk him out of it, but he says he has no choice. Gays need freedom to be themselves so they won't marry women. It's as simple as that. THIS IS ABOUT PROTECTING INNOCENT WOMEN IN EGYPT. God help that country. Good people, but wow, so behind. I doubt this will be published on this site.
Email
 
Name
 
Comment's Title
 
Comment
1



m omsri
25-04-2016 08:05am
0-
3+
their crime as... getting caught.
To scare the monkeys - kill a chicken: Chinese proverb
Email
 
Name
 
Comment's Title
 
Comment
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.