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11 men sentenced to up to 12 years in homosexuality case

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

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.”

Source: http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/204363.aspx


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Re: 11 men sentenced to up to 12 years in homosexuality case

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Don't you just love the use of the word "alledgedly ". Tried, found guilty....ergo , you'd think, nothing "alledged" about it. Or so it would be anywhere with a justice system fit for purpose.

Draconian sentences for what in much of the world would not be considered illegal.

Seems the morality police are out and about again. Helps keep the minds of the citizenry off other issues I suppose. ....poverty, corruption, failing health & education services etc. etc.
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Egypt is moving backwards :(
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These men might consider themselves fortunate.

Bangladesh is even more intolerant of gays.

A prominent gay rights activist was yesterday hacked to death in Dhaka by suspected Islamic extremists who entered his flat pretending to be parcel couriers.

Xulhaz Manaan, along with his friend Mahbub Tony, also an activist, died on the spot from cuts to their heads, according to police. A security guard who was also attacked was rushed to hospital.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04 ... angladesh/
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DJKeefy wrote:Egypt is moving backwards :(
:tk I suppose they would be moving backwards, those that were caught.
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