Cancel Delete comment. Comments We encourage anyone to comment, please consult the oD commenting guidelines if you have any questions. November 19, But this did not prevent an ongoing security crackdown. Legal Context: Law 10 ofwhich prohibits debauchery, was initially issued to criminalize sex work.
A coalition of pro-LGBT groups across the Middle East released a statement last week calling on media outlets to refrain from publishing hate speech, which it said had spurred the latest crackdown. Dating apps are now improving their level of security to prevent the government from using them to track LGBTIQ people.
You must be logged in to vote. Long reads. June 21, Report. LGBTQ individuals are targeted in crackdowns by security forces and subject to maltreatment in prison because of their sexuality; in some circumstances, this treatment amounts to torture. But when it comes to LGBTIQ cases, especially if the accused is not well known or media-visible, courts have been quick and harsh.
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Skip to main content. Your name. Sites Of Interest. Egyptian authorities do not deny going after the LGBT community. The Jerusalem Post Conferences. Gay dating apps offer safety tips for Egyptian users: Grindr founder Joel Simkhai. Special Content. In a conservative, Muslim country where persecution against LGBT people is not uncommon, the latest wave of arrests stands out both because of the number of people who were detained and the ongoing ripples of fear the arrests caused in Egypt's LGBT community.
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