Egypt: Draft bill to criminalize same-sex relations amid unprecedented homophobic crackdown

Nov 9, 2017 – More than 60 members of Egypt’s parliament have proposed a deeply discriminatory law that will explicitly criminalize same-sex sexual activity in the country for the first time, said Amnesty International. The move is the latest development since authorities launched an unprecedented LGBTI crackdown after a rainbow flag was displayed at a concert in Cairo on 22 September.

The proposed bill defines “homosexuality” for the first time and sets harsher penalties of up to five years imprisonment – or even up to 15 years if a person is convicted on multiple charges under different provisions of the law.

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