Egyptian activists: Anti-LGBT repression is getting worse
Middle East / North Africa

Egyptian activists: Anti-LGBT repression is getting worse

Egyptian activists have compiled a detailed report on the ongoing and increasing abuse of LGBT citizens by Egyptian police.  Recent highly publicized arrests made after a rainbow flag was displayed at a  Sept. 22 concert were “simply the latest episode in the systematic campaign” of repression, according to The Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR) Continue reading

Middle East / North Africa

Crackdown on LGBT Egyptians: 77 arrests since October

Egyptian activists report that 77 people or more have been arrested by police on homosexuality-related charges since last October. The activist group Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights reported these arrests: December 2013 — Two arrested wearing women’s clothing in Hurgada . February 2014 — Three arrested wearing women’s clothing at nightclub in Hurgada. March 2014 … Continue reading

Middle East / North Africa

Répression des LGBTI égyptiens: 77 arrestations depuis octobre

Publié le 23 mai 2014 par Colin Stewart, redaction en français par Denis LeBlanc (also published in English) Des militants égyptiens rapportent que 77 personnes, ou plus, ont été arrêtés par la police sur des accusations liées à l’homosexualité depuis le mois d’octobre dernier. L’Initiative égyptienne pour les droits personnels (Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights … Continue reading