Egypt court backs deportation of gay man to ‘safeguard morality’
Homosexuality is not illegal in Egypt, but gays have still been prosecuted under debauchery laws.
Al-Arab Online  [Published On: 14/04/2015]
Anyone can be accused of ‘debauchery’ in Egypt
CAIRO - An Egyptian court on Tuesday backed a police decision to deport a Libyan man accused of being gay, saying the move safeguarded morality and religious values, a judicial official said.

Police had deported the man, a student in Cairo, after receiving complaints that he was gay.

He had appealed the deportation and Egypt's refusal to allow him back.

Homosexuality is not illegal in Egypt, but gays have still been prosecuted under debauchery laws.

A court in January acquitted 26 men accused of acts of debauchery in a public bathhouse after a television show said it was a gay meeting place.

That verdict came weeks after another court reduced jail terms for eight men from three years each to one year, after a video of them at an alleged gay wedding appeared on the Internet.

Search
More in the news
Terrorists target Egypt police in deadly attack near Giza pyramids
Abadi to Iran: Your help is welcome but you must respect Iraq sovereignty
Egypt joins China-based infrastructure bank
Saudi Arabia executes second Indonesian woman
Paris jihadist attacks fuel sixfold rise in Islamophobic acts
Saudi Arabia in new move to cut Kuwait neutral zone oil output
France sees progress in Rafale jet talks with UAE
UN Yemen envoy quits as Saudi-led air war enters fourth week
New round of Iran nuclear talks April 22-23 in Vienna
Yemen urges renegade army units to drop support for Huthis
Entrenched jihadists put full reconquest of Anbar out of reach
Iran holds Obama ‘accountable’ for application of treaties
Support for freedom of speech falls across Middle East
Bombing kills two military cadets in Egypt
Arab coalition considers large-scale drill in preparation for ‘ground assault
Libya calls for Russia support over arms embargo
Turkey vows to ignore any EU genocide resolution
Sudan extends nationwide elections by one day after low turnout
Syria rebels in south reject all forms of cooperation with Qaeda affiliate
Egypt court backs deportation of gay man to ‘safeguard morality’
Obama sees 'serious progress' in fight against ‘Islamic State’
Iran vows 'irreversible steps' on nuclear programme
UN imposes arms embargo on Huthi rebels in Yemen
Jordan raises safety concerns over construction of Israeli airport near Aqaba
Fabius says work remains to be done before final Iran nuclear deal
...
>>