LGBTI global news 24-7

Content about Protests in Egypt

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.

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.