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News Brief 15 People to Stand Trial for “Debauchery” in Egypt

News Brief: 15 People to Stand Trial for “Debauchery” in Egypt

by Aaron Shepard

News Brief 15 People to Stand Trial for “Debauchery” in Egypt

News Brief:  15 People to Stand Trial for “Debauchery” in Egypt

Fifteen people are set to stand trial in Egypt, accused of “acts of debauchery.”  They will stand trial at a misdemeanor court, arrested for “violating the teachings of religion and public morals.” 

The fifteen people had reportedly attended a Mashrou Leila concert on September 22nd, where some of them waved a rainbow flag.  They group was then wrongfully arrested and charged with “inciting immorality” as they allegedly promoted homosexuality by raising the flag.

The arrests are part of a wider crackdown on LGBT people in Egypt, where being gay isn’t illegal, but the “debauchery” and “sexual deviancy” laws are applicable.

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