Entry #432: Homosexual activity in Egypt

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RegionEgypt
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Start Date2000
End Datenow
DescriptionThree months to 3 years in prison. May be placed in "special reformatory" upon completion of prison sentence. Fine between 25 LE and 300 LE (US$3 and $40).
Sourceshttps://features.hrw.org/features/features/lgbt_laws/
Reports (2)
  • Status is not correct "I have read that it is legal in egypt"
  • Note field is incorrect "May need to specify that homosexuality is criminalised under vague morality laws"


Revision History (13)

Revision by LGBTsoutheastasian. Wikipedia can’t be classified as a reliable source, please read Equaldex policies again. This will also be categorized as imprisonment as punishment aswell.

Old Value New Value (Current)
ValueIllegal (other penalty)Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
NoteUnder morality laws punishment up to 17 years with hard labor, fines, and deportation[1Three months to 3 years in prison. May be placed in "special reformatory" upon completion of prison sentence. Fine between 25 LE and 300 LE (US$3 and $40).
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Under morality laws punishment up to 17 years with hard labor, fines, and deportation[1 Three months to 3 years in prison. May be placed in "special reformatory" upon completion of prison sentence. Fine between 25 LE and 300 LE (US$3 and $40).
Sourceshttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Egypt https://features.hrw.org/features/features/lgbt_laws/
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Egypt https://features.hrw.org/features/features/lgbt_laws/

Revision by Vito12. Making this change because it is not correct.

Old Value New Value
ValueIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)Illegal (other penalty)

Revision by LGBTsoutheastasian. it still actually means maximum imprisonment penalties

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ValueIllegal (other penalty)Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)

Revision by Vito12. If this is wrong please change it

Old Value New Value
Value(REMOVED)Illegal (other penalty)
Value SpecialAmbiguous(REMOVED)
NoteWhile 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."Under morality laws punishment up to 17 years with hard labor, fines, and deportation[1
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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." Under morality laws punishment up to 17 years with hard labor, fines, and deportation[1
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
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Egypt
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http://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 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Egypt

Revision by LGBTsoutheastasian

Old Value New Value
ValueIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)(REMOVED)
Value Special(REMOVED)Ambiguous
Reports (3)
  • Newer law has been passed "Its illegal"
  • Status is not correct "Homosexuality is illegal and punishable by jail in Egypt."
  • Status is not correct "Since it’s technically illegal, why did you state it as “ambiguous” ?"

Revision by omalpau

Old Value New Value
Value(REMOVED)Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Value SpecialAmbiguous(REMOVED)

Revision by XabBG

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ValueIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)(REMOVED)
Value Special(REMOVED)Ambiguous

Revision by Jackninja5

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Start Date(NONE)2000

Revision by danlev

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Sourceshttp://www.hrw.org/reports/2004/egypt0304/9.htm
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-42150593
http://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
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http://www.hrw.org/reports/2004/egypt0304/9.htm https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-42150593 http://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

Old Value New Value
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."
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While homosexuality is not technically illegal in Egypt, courts have convicted people for homosexual acts using "breaching laws on public decency." 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
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http://www.hrw.org/reports/2004/egypt0304/9.htm http://www.hrw.org/reports/2004/egypt0304/9.htm https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-42150593

Revision by danlev

Old Value New Value
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."
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Offenders 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)
NoteOffenders may be imprisoned from three months to three years.
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Offenders may be imprisoned from three months to three years.
Sourceshttp://www.hrw.org/reports/2004/egypt0304/9.htm
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http://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)
NoteOffenders may be imprisoned from three months to three years.
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Offenders may be imprisoned from three months to three years.
Sourceshttp://www.hrw.org/reports/2004/egypt0304/9.htm
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http://www.hrw.org/reports/2004/egypt0304/9.htm

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