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May 19, 2014

Egyptian activists report increase in LGBTI arrests, particularly targeting gay men and trans people, and stories of torture and mistreatment by police

Gay rights activists in Egypt report police are cracking down on LGBTI people, and in some cases even resorting to torture.

A report compiled by the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) shows the crackdown, which particularly targets gay men and trans people, began in November 2012 when seven people were arrested in an apartment in Nasr city and taken to Nohza police station.

October 13, 2013

Group of men aged between 18 and 57 were detained following allegations of committing sexual acts in a medical cente

A group of 14 men have been arrested in Egypt under suspicion of engaging in gay sexual acts.

According to Egyptian media, the suspects have been detained pending investigations into allegations that they committed 'homosexual acts' at a medical centre in the al-Marg district of Cairo.

An Egyptian prosecutor ordered on Saturday (12 October) that they be held for four days to enable them to be sent to a pathologist 'for forensic reports'.

He has also ordered and that the centre be shut down and that all evidence be confiscated whilst investigations were carried out.

August 31, 2012

Egyptian police have arrested a man who is alleged to lead a 'gay sex network', his case has been transferred to prosecutors

Egyptian police raided beach chalets in the town of el-Arish, Sinai yesterday (30 August), arresting a man who is alleged to head a ‘gay sex network.’

Police sources told Ma’an News Agency the man is a Cairo resident and his case was transferred to prosecutors.

The circumstances of the arrest have not been disclosed nor what kind of charges could the unidentified suspect face.