February 12, News Release. February 10, News Release. Please give now to support our work. January 25, Dispatches. The current spike in arrests is part of an ongoing climate of repression against the LGBT community in Egypt. Most Shared January 30, Dispatches. Most Viewed February 9, Dispatches.
One man was immediately given a six-year prison sentence.
More Arrests in Egypt’s LGBT Crackdown, but No International Outcry
Their joy has since faded, however. The furore has sent a chill through LGBT communities. Help us continue to fight human rights abuses. January 25, Dispatches. Six were forced to undergo anal examinations, according to Amnesty International. LGBT people have long grappled with government repression, including online surveillance, entrapment and abuse in detention. February 2, News Release.
February 11, Dispatches. She said many in the community had shut down their social media accounts fearing they could be used by the authorities to target them. Members of the LGBT community were especially fearful of the involvement of national security prosecutors, normally tasked with investigating terrorism cases. November 1, Dispatches. The current spike in arrests is part of an ongoing climate of repression against the LGBT community in Egypt. Many of those targeted are gay men and transgender women, or men perceived to be effeminate. Skip to main content.