Registration was successful!
Please follow the link from the email sent to

Egypt Cuts 3-Year Jail Sentences Over Gay Marriage Video

© East News / AP/FOTOLINKEight Egyptian men, previously sentenced to three years in jail on charges of "inciting debauchery" after they appeared in a viral video showing a symbolic same-sex marriage have had their prison terms reduced to one year
Eight Egyptian men, previously sentenced to three years in jail on charges of inciting debauchery after they appeared in a viral video showing a symbolic same-sex marriage have had their prison terms reduced to one year - Sputnik International
Subscribe
Eight Egyptian men, previously sentenced to three years in jail on charges of "inciting debauchery" after they appeared in a viral video showing a symbolic same-sex marriage have had their prison terms reduced to one year.

Joel Edgerton, center left, as Ramses, and Christian Bale, center right, as Moses, in a scene from the film, Exodus: Gods and Kings. - Sputnik International
Egypt Bans Hollywood Exodus Movie for Distortion of Historical Facts
MOSCOW, December 27 (Sputnik) — Eight Egyptian men who were previously sentenced to three years in jail for appearing in an alleged same-sex marriage video have had their prison terms reduced to one year, the Ahram Online reported Saturday.

The eight men were tried in November on charges of "inciting debauchery" after they appeared in a viral video showing a symbolic same-sex marriage in a boat on the river Nile.

Egypt's forensics authority said the accused men had undergone physical inspections and were found to be "not gay", according to the news outlet.

An Egyptian traffic policeman manages the traffic in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo, Egypt - Sputnik International
HRW Condemns Mass Death Sentence in Egypt

There is no law explicitly outlawing homosexuality in Egypt, but prosecutors may try homosexuals under laws banning debauchery.

Earlier this year, an Egyptian court sentenced six men to two years in prison for allegedly promoting their homes as a venue for homosexual acts. In another recent case, four men were sentenced to eight years in jail for debauchery after allegedly committing homosexual acts.

The reduced jail sentences come amid criticism that Egypt is leaning towards authoritarianism. The successors of former president Mohamed Morsi, who was overthrown in a 2013 uprising, have in recent months been accused by both local and international rights groups of using the lack of an elected parliament to rule by decree in ways that highly restrict freedom of expression and assembly.

Newsfeed
0
To participate in the discussion
log in or register
loader
Chats
Заголовок открываемого материала