September 22, 2014 – Reported by GayStarNews – Eight men who were arrested in Egypt for appearing in a ‘gay marriage’ video will face trial for inciting debauchery, judicial sources said today (22 September).
Egyptian police have been cracking down on the LGBTI community in recent weeks, using dating apps like Grindr to entrap and arrest people.
Gay people are normally punished for ‘fujur’, the law banning sexual excess or debauchery. Courts interpret this to mean homosexuality.
Earlier this month, seven of the nine men were arrested and are believed to have been forceably ‘tested’ for homosexuality. It is alleged these were the anal probe tests, which have no conceivable way of telling if a man is gay, and is deemed to be a form of torture. The men tested ‘negative’.
The eighth suspect was arrested days later….