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Egypt hunts down gays, conducting forced anal exams


Egypt “hunting down” gays, conducting forced anal exams – Amnesty

Reuters Staff
September 30, 2017 / 12:48 PM /

CAIRO (Reuters) – Six Egyptian men arrested for “promoting sexual deviancy” and “debauchery” on social media will be subjected to anal examinations ahead of their Oct. 1 trial, Amnesty International said on Saturday.

Their arrest is part of a wider crackdown against homosexuality that started last week when a group of people were seen raising a rainbow flag at a concert, a rare public show of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights in the conservative Muslim country.

At least 11 people have since been arrested, Amnesty said, and one man has been sentenced to six years in jail after local media launched a highly critical campaign against those who raised the rainbow flag at a Mashrou’ Leila concert, a popular Lebanese alternative rock band whose lead singer is openly gay.

Amnesty said the Forensic Medical Authority was due to subject the six men to anal examinations to determine whether they have had homosexual sex.

Judicial sources said any defendant accused of “debauchery” or “sexual deviancy”, a euphemism for homosexuality in Egypt, is subjected to a medical examination based on an order from the Public Prosecutor.

“Allegations of torturing or insulting those medically examined are lies not worth responding to. The examinations are carried out by a forensic doctor who swore to respect his profession and its ethics,” one judicial source said.

Amnesty said such examinations violate the prohibition of torture and other ill-treatment under international law.

“The fact that Egypt’s Public Prosecutor is prioritizing hunting down people based on their perceived sexual orientation is utterly deplorable. These men should be released immediately and unconditionally – not put on trial,” said Najia Bounaim, North Africa Campaigns Director at Amnesty International.

“Forced anal examinations are abhorrent and amount to torture. The Egyptian authorities have an appalling track record of using invasive physical tests which amount to torture against detainees in their custody. All plans to carry out such tests on these men must be stopped immediately.”

Egypt’s Muslim religious establishment is voicing its support for the government’s moves against homosexuals.

“Al Azhar will stand against calls for sexual perversion the same way it has stood against extremist groups,” a preacher at the 1,000-year-old seat of Sunni Muslim learning said in his Friday prayers sermon.

Although homosexuality is not specifically outlawed in Egypt, it is a conservative society and discrimination is rife. Gay men are frequently arrested and typically charged with debauchery, immorality or blasphemy.

The largest crackdown on homosexuals took place in 2001, when police raided a floating disco called the Queen Boat. Fifty-two men were tried in the case.


 

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Egypt carries out anal examinations on people suspected of being gay to determine whether they have had anal sex. Some 33 people have been arrested since an LGBT indie group performed, in a crackdown on the homosexual community in the conservative Muslim country

Egypt carries out anal examinations on people suspected of being gay to determine whether they have had anal sex. Some 33 people have been arrested since an LGBT indie group performed, in a crackdown on the homosexual community in the conservative Muslim country

The public prosecutor announced an investigation after local media launched a highly critical campaign against those who raised the rainbow flag at a Mashrou' Leila concert, a popular Lebanese alternative rock band whose lead singer is openly gay  

Singer Hamed Sinno, 29, is openly gay and an advocate for LGBT-rights. The public prosecutor announced an investigation after local media launched a highly critical campaign against those who raised the rainbow flag at a Mashrou’ Leila concert, a popular Lebanese alternative rock band whose lead singer is openly ga.

 

 

 

 

8 thoughts on “Egypt hunts down gays, conducting forced anal exams

  1. Good Lord what happened to the Egypt of 1987. By the way folks I have just received a legal notice {ha ha} from some person called Francis informing me a Qatari Prince is pissed off that I have posted his despicable behavior on ‘Lake Malaren’ my blog. You will have to download the legal clap trap sent by his equally crap lawyers. I guess girls under Islam start their menses at age 9 therefore are childbearing so this arab princling believes he is not committing Pedophileac acts! Well Well they can do what they like under their own law but outside of Islam pedophiles are punished!

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    • They will seek to find any way around laws to satisfy their own perverted lust for kiddies. Just look at some of the excuses given by the accused rapists and paedophiles at the Rotherham trials in England!

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  2. This is so absurdly Kafaesque in a country where homosexuality is rife. Those who have travelled or lived in Muslim countries know how commonly we are approached with offers of anal sex. No wonder these people are so sexually repressed!

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