Promoting an economic summit in a nation jailing LGBT people is not living up to the self-stated ideals of the State Department.
Egypt's president has put the entire LGBT population on notice that its members are targets. In December dozens of gay men felt the heel of his government's boot during a bathhouse raid.
Acquittals are rare in Egypt, and prosecutors have already filed an appeal. Meanwhile, attorneys for the acquitted men are seeking their release.
Police take woman away for videos posted years ago, even though they show her dancing fully clothed.
All eight men involved in a Nile riverboat ceremony have won shorter sentences on appeal.
Journalist Mona Iraqi is accused of setting up a raid on a gay bathhouse in Cairo that has 26 men now facing prison sentences.
The men who were arrested December 2 appeared in court Sunday, weeping and asking for belief in their innocence.
A late-night raid of a Cairo bathhouse included a humiliating march in the nude to police vans outside.
The men, who previously ‘tested negative’ for homosexuality, have been sentenced to three years in jail for ‘spreading indecent images and inciting debauchery.’
On the eve of the international day of solidarity with LGBT Egyptians, be mindful of how our brothers and sisters abroad still need our support.