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Egyptian court slashes prison sentence in homosexuality case

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

Ahram Online , Sunday 29 May 2016
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A file photo showing two men during their trial for homosexuality in 2001 (AFP)
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A Giza court slashed Sunday prison sentences against 11 accused of homosexuality from 12 years to one year while one defendant was acquitted.

In April, 11 men were sentenced to terms of up to 12 years in prison over charges of “inciting debauchery” after they were arrested at a rented apartment in Giza for allegedly committing homosexual acts.

Sunday's verdict can be appealed by the defendants.

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

 

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Law Abiding Citizen
30-05-2016 08:59am
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Equality
Egyptian Constitution Article 53. "All citizens are equal before the Law. They are equal in rights, freedoms and general duties,without discrimination based on religion, belief, sex, origin, race, color, language, disability, social class, political or geographic affiliation OR ANY OTHER REASON". OR ANY OTHER REASON - Homosexuality can be other reason. NO LAW IS ABOVE CONSTITUTION !!!
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THE EGYPTIAN
29-05-2016 11:47pm
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Egypt...
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS , AND AT HOME...ANYONE CAN DO WHAT EVER HE OR SHE WANTS..AS LONG AS IT'S DISCREET AND PERSONAL.....PLEASE REASSESS IN A PROFESSIONAL MANNER THAT LAW OF : “debauchery,” “immorality” or “contempt of religion.”
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Sam Enslow
29-05-2016 09:09pm
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No law but...
How many have been jailed under these rather vague laws against debauchery, immorality, contempt of religion - actresses, authors, anyone someone get mad at. One need not commit a crime, a charge will be found. Another good one is 'inciting to protest.' No one can tell me where this law is found.
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Al
30-05-2016 01:55pm
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The law is easy to find
In the "Constitution of the police state", not sure which section; the one which starts with 'con' or 'pro'!
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