Egypt has continued its crackdown on social and religious minorities under Sharia law with the arrested of seven men for debauchery, “incitement to debauchery” and “publishing indecent images” after they were shown taking part in a “gay marriage” video on social media networks. The prosecutor declared that the video was “humiliating, regrettable and would anger God.”
Homosexuality remains a crime in Egypt and police have now identified nine of the 16 participants shown in the film.
Prosecutors also ordered “medical tests” of the men Just in April, four men were sent to jail for eight years for homosexuality. Raids targeting homosexuals have been increasing in Egypt.
The video shows the celebration on a Nile riverboat in April but posted only posted in August.
Once again, there remains a disconnect between U.S. foreign aid that goes to country’s have jail people for being gay, punish religious minorities, or deny women and girls fundamental rights. These taxes are paid by millions of people who would be subject to arrest in these countries due solely to their religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or insistence on equal rights.
Source: IB Times