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Sun Jan 27, 2019, 10:29 AM


Gay rights in Egypt?

Gay sex as such is not explicitly outlawed, so a naive list of countries where we're illegal will not include Egypt.

However ....

Egypt TV host handed 12-month jail term after interviewing gay man

(CNN)A court in Egypt sentenced a TV journalist to 12 months' jail time on Sunday for "promoting homosexuality" after he interviewed a gay man, state-run media reported.

Mohammed al-Gheiti was also accused of "contempt of religion" after inviting the guest onto his show, according to Egypt's state-run Al-Ahram website.

Al-Gheiti also received a fine of 3,000 Egyptian pounds ($167) and will be placed under surveillance for one year after finishing his prison time, according to Al-Ahram.


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Odoreida Jan 2019 OP
Behind the Aegis Jan 2019 #1

Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 04:44 PM

1. Egypt is very anti-gay, like most of the Middle East and Northern Africa.

They have a long history of harassing, jailing, and killing gay people, especially gay men. While not a "death sentence" as in some other countries, being gay in Egypt is very dangerous.

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