Egypt Independent

Trial of 11 men accused of homosexuality begins



The Agouza Misdemeanor Court in Giza begins Monday the trial of eleven young men accused of practicing homosexuality inside a private apartment in Mohandessin.
 
The suspects were apprehended in a security raid in September.
 
Security officials at the time said women's underwear, sex toys and large amounts of money were seized during the raid.
 
Investigators said the suspects admitted forging their friendships through Facebook in addition to offering themselves to clients in return for money.
 
Though Egyptian laws do not specifically criminalize homosexuality, people involved in homosexual actions are prosecuted under more generalized felonies of "inciting debauchery and immorality" included in the anti-prostitution law.
 
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm