Egypt has taken its fight against homosexuality to another level as six Egyptian men were arrested on grounds of “promoting sexual deviancy” on social media earlier this Saturday.
The six men in question will also be subjected to anal examinations before the beginning of the trial in October 1st according to Amnesty International.
There have been reports of a major crack down on gay people in Egypt with arrests being done across the country which was triggered by an event where a group of people were seen raising a rainbow flag at a concert in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.
Reports indicate that so far 11 people have been put behind bars with one man sentenced to six years of imprisonment.
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According to Amnesty International, the Forensic Medial Authority is in the process of subjecting six men to anal examinations to determine whether they have had butt sex.
Egypt’s Muslim religious groups have come out in support of the exercise and are encouraging the government to make a move against gays.
So far, the largest arrest record on homosexuals took place in 2001, when police raided a floating disco called the Queen Boat which saw over fifty men tired for gay acts.
We don’t know how far the Egyptian authorities are willing to go, but one thing is for sure. Anyone caught taking part in same sex acts will definitely be arrested and given an anal examination.
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