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Egypt Expands Crackdown on Gay and Transgender People - New York Times

Hamed Sinno, left, the openly gay lead singer of the Lebanese group Mashrou' Leila, and the guitarist Firas Abou Fakher in Beirut in April. Fans at their Cairo show are being targeted.CreditHussein Malla/Associated Press. By Nour Youssef and Liam Stack ...and more »

Egypt "hunting down" gays, conducting forced anal exams - Amnesty - Reuters

CAIRO (Reuters) - Six Egyptian men arrested for “promoting sexual deviancy” and “debauchery” on social media will be subjected to anal examinations ahead of their Oct. 1 trial, Amnesty International said on Saturday. Their arrest is part of a wider ...and more »

Egypt puts 17 allegedly gay men on trial for 'debauchery' - Deutsche Welle

The trial of seventeen men accused of being homosexuals has begun in Cairo. The case is part of a wider crackdown on homosexuality in the conservative, Muslim country - where being gay is not expressly outlawed. A rainbow flag. The prosecution at the ...and more »

Egypt: Six men facing anal examinations for 'debauchery' amid homophobic crackdown - Amnesty International

Six men arrested for “promoting sexual deviancy” and “debauchery” will be subjected to invasive forensic anal examinations said Amnesty International, ahead of their trial tomorrow on Sunday 1 October. The arrests, on the evening of 27 September, came ...and more »

Mashrou' Leila responds to Egypt concert arrests - The Daily Star

Lebanese indie rock band Mashrou' Leila denounced Egypt's “anti-gay witch-hunt” and urged the international community to stand up for LGBTQI+ rights, in a statement posted to their official Facebook page Tuesday. you've reached a subscriber-only ...and more »

Egypt 'escalates LGBT crackdown' after rainbow flag display - BBC News

Egyptian authorities have arrested at least 22 people in the past four days as part of a campaign against LGBT people, Amnesty International says. Thirty-two men and one woman have now been detained since rainbow flags were displayed at a pop concert ...and more »

Men forced to endure invasive anal exams by Egyptian authorities -

AUTHORITIES in Egypt are “hunting down” men and conducting forced anal examinations after a group waved a rainbow flag at a concert. Ally Foster. 2, 201710:14am. Video; Image. Play Video. Play. Mute. 0:00. /. 0:00. Loaded: 0 ...and more »

Egypt to conduct anal exams on men suspected of gay sex – report - The Times of Israel

CAIRO (AP) — Two international rights groups called on Egyptian authorities on Saturday to halt their crackdown on people suspected of homosexuality following the waving of the LGBT rainbow flag at a recent concert in Cairo. Human Rights Watch and ...and more »

Egypt escalates LGBTI crackdown with fresh wave of arrests and anal examinations - Amnesty International

The Egyptian authorities have arrested 22 people over the past three days alone, stepping up a campaign of persecution against LGBTI people in the country which began after a rainbow flag was displayed at a Mashrou' Leila concert in Cairo provoking a ...and more »

Egypt: Stop Anti-LGBT Crackdown, Intimidation - Human Rights Watch

Lebanese band Mashrou' Leila performs in Ehden town, Lebanon in August 2017. Following a Mashrou' Leila concert in Cairo, Egypt in September 2017, where several concertgoers waved a rainbow flag, security forces rounded up at least eleven people using ...and more »