Egyptian court rules police can deport foreign homosexuals

And stop them from entering the country

14 April, 19:43

    (ANSAmed) - CAIRO, APRIL 14 - Egyptian police have the right to deport foreign homosexuals and stop them from entering the country, reported the daily Al Ahram on its website. ''Egypt's Administrative Court rejected on Tuesday an appeal against a decision by the interior ministry to deport a Libyan national on the grounds that he was alleged to be homosexual, and upheld what it said was the right of the ministry to deport homosexual foreigners and ban them from entering Egypt,'' reported the website. Homosexuality is not a crime subject to prosecution as such in Egypt, but ''those accused of homosexual behavior or activity are often charged under laws that criminalise 'debauchery' or the corruption of public morals''.(ANSAmed).

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