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Monday, 27 November 2017

17 held in LGBTQ crackdown ordered released by court

Seventeen people were ordered released by a Cairo court yesterday after being charged with inciting debauchery and homosexuality, according to Reuters. They had been arrested in the LGBTQ crackdown that followed the Mashrou’ Leila concert at the end of September and sentenced to three years jail, subject to appeal if they couldn’t pay a EGP 5,000 fine. “The defendants were given leave to appeal the sentence in a higher court,” the newswire reports.

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