Entry #432: Homosexual activity in Egypt

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RegionEgypt
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Start Date2000
End Datenow
DescriptionWhile homosexuality itself is not technically illegal in Egypt, Equaldex characterizes it as illegal in practice. Courts have convicted people for homosexual acts using "breaching laws on public decency" and "debauchery" and "abnormal sexual relations."
Sourceshttp://www.hrw.org/reports/2004/egypt0304/9.htm https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-42150593 https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/egypt/local-laws-and-customs


Revision History (8)

Revision by omalpau

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ValueIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
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Revision by XabBG

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ValueIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
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Revision by Jackninja5

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Revision by danlev

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Sourceshttp://www.hrw.org/reports/2004/egypt0304/9.htm https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-42150593http://www.hrw.org/reports/2004/egypt0304/9.htm https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-42150593 https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/egypt/local-laws-and-customs
Reports (3)
  • Newer law has been passed
  • Status is not correct "I know many homosexual friends and non of them has been punished legally maybe bullied but not prisoned"
  • Other "" while homosexuality itself is not technically illegal in Egypt- ", actually no, it is illegal. Even when we don't " act upon our desires ", if you tolf a friend you were homosexual ( even if you were single ) and your friend reported you to the police with the screenshot / voice note, you will get the same punishment as if you would get getting caught in sexual acts."

Revision by danlev

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ValueLegalIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
NoteWhile homosexuality is not technically illegal in Egypt, courts have convicted people for homosexual acts using "breaching laws on public decency."While homosexuality itself is not technically illegal in Egypt, Equaldex characterizes it as illegal in practice. Courts have convicted people for homosexual acts using "breaching laws on public decency" and "debauchery" and "abnormal sexual relations."
Sourceshttp://www.hrw.org/reports/2004/egypt0304/9.htmhttp://www.hrw.org/reports/2004/egypt0304/9.htm https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-42150593

Revision by danlev

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ValueIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)Legal
NoteOffenders may be imprisoned from three months to three years.While homosexuality is not technically illegal in Egypt, courts have convicted people for homosexual acts using "breaching laws on public decency."

Revision by danlev

Old Value New Value
ValueIllegal (other penalty)Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Start Date Unknownmonth
NoteOffenders may be imprisoned from three months to three years.
Sourceshttp://www.hrw.org/reports/2004/egypt0304/9.htm
Reports (8)
  • Status is not correct "both are illegal and"
  • Status is not correct "It is up to 6 years now"
  • Status is not correct "Illegal for both male and female"
  • Other "it should be reported that there is no a crime affecting direclty homosexuality, but rather it's a peculiar interpretation of the crime of debauchery that allows the courts to persecute homosexuality"
  • Other
  • Status is not correct "Although homosexuality is not illegal under Egyptian law, homosexual acts in public are illegal and homosexuals have been convicted for breaching laws on public decency. From https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/egypt/local-laws-and-customs"
  • Newer law has been passed "as of 2014, homosexuality is not illegal. http://www.cnn.com/2014/12/09/world/africa/egypts-gay-community-living-in-fear/"
  • Status is not correct "Male illegal, Female unclear http://old.ilga.org/Statehomophobia/ILGA_State_Sponsored_Homophobia_2013.pdf"

Revision by danlev

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)Illegal (other penalty)
Start Date Unknownmonth
NoteOffenders may be imprisoned from three months to three years.
Sourceshttp://www.hrw.org/reports/2004/egypt0304/9.htm

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