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One underground campaigner, known as Samia A, is quoted in the piece as saying: “Since October 2013, there has been a real manhunt for gay people in Egypt.“The police aren’t just targeting well-known gay hangouts, they are increasingly raiding homes when they think there is an LGBT party going on.“I think the new intensity of this repression is tied to the political situation in Egypt.
Since President [Abdel Fattah el-Sisi] came to power, he has wanted to show Egyptians that he is as conservative as the ousted Muslim Brotherhood.” Samia said that the support group offers help to an LGBT person when they're arrested and contacts lawyers who’d be able to help.“We also tell [our members] to be careful, to not give out personal information online and to avoid any applications that use geolocalisation like Grindr, Hornit, Scruff, Gay Dating, etc,” Samia added.
Homophobia is common in Egypt’s largely conservative, religious society, with 95 percent of the population agreeing that “homosexuality should not be accepted,” according to a 2013 Pew Research poll.
There have been consequences for those with even marginal affiliations with homosexuals, including the arrests of nine men for simply appearing in a video of a gay wedding earlier this month.
like me, for example.”The CEO of Index on Censorship, Jodie Ginsberg, said people should be able to live their lives without fearing discrimination.“This is another worrying example of the way in which governments are using social media applications to spy on the activities of citizens and then punish them,” she said.
It’s technically legal to be gay in Egypt, but rumors of a government crackdown on LGBT citizens seem to indicate otherwise.
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Human Rights Watch has been tracking other cases in Egypt where the government has proved hostile to LGBT citizens and tourists.
Recent political upheaval has only worsened the situation for the LGBT community in Egypt, where the government following the Arab Spring took a turn for the conservative with the rising popularity of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Despite that the Brotherhood-backed president, Mohammed Morsi, was overthrown in July 2013, conservative factions have remained powerful.
The claims come in the same month that seven men were detained and given forensic anal examinations for allegedly “inciting debauchery”, after a video emerged online showing the men at a same-sex wedding on a Nile riverboat. They were arrested on 6 September with the government announcing that the broadcasting of the footage – it having been uploaded to You Tube – violated “public decency” and was described as a “devilish shameless party”. Human Rights Watch called for the release of the men and censured the move as an “assault on fundamental human rights [which reflects] the Egyptian government’s growing disdain for the rule of law.”A study by the Pew Research Centre earlier this year displayed global attitudes on morality – finding that 95 per cent of Egyptians believe homosexuality to be unacceptable.
Travel guides also warn LGBT tourists of the dangers of being detained.