20 LGBTI-related arrests in Egypt, Indonesia

LGBTQ arrests in Egypt and in the Indonesian Province of Ace (whic is an autonomous region with Sharia law unlike most other places in Indonesia)…



The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) reports that police in Egypt are continuing their anti-LGBTI crackdown, which has been under way since 2013.  More than 100 allegedly LGBTI people are victims of this police harassment, which is part of a larger pattern of human rights abuses in Egypt:

Egypt: Police arrest 11 men suspected of homosexuality

Dalia Abdel Hameed (Photo courtesy of Delta Women) Dalia Abdel Hameed (Photo courtesy of Delta Women)

SEPT. 21, 2015 — Eleven supposedly gay men were arrested by the police, engaged in a pre-Eid “morality campaign”, during two raids in Cairo: they are accused of offering sexual services to clients acquired through social media. “These morality raids have been going on for some time,” Dalia Abdel Hameed, head of the Gender Studies programme at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights told Daily News Egypt. “We have almost got used to expecting them.” Sexual relations between consenting…

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