Egyptian Court Acquits 26 Men in Gay Bathhouse Raid

Image via Matyas Rehak

Image via Matyas Rehak

Cheers resoante throughout an Egyptian courthouse today as 26 men who were arrested for being gay at bathhouse in Cairo were acquitted. The arrests captured the nation’s attention as news programs aired footage of the half-naked men getting pulled from the bathhouse. The AP also explains: “Monday’s ruling was a climax in Egypt’s ongoing crackdown on the gay community, and also recently on atheists — a crackdown that goes hand in hand with a wider campaign against all forms of dissent and diversity in a country gripped by rising nationalism and a militant insurgency.” Being gay in Egypt is not prohibited under the country’s laws, but is an extreme taboo in the country. The men were brought up on charges of debauchery and performing indecent public acts.

 

 

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