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Amnesty International said six were arrested for promoting “habitual debauchery” on a dating app.
The government claimed to have identified others through video footage of the concert, says Human Rights Watch, and one woman has also been arrested.
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Judicial sources do not deny the examinations take place but say they are legally carried out and are not a form of abuse.“In a matter of days the Egyptian security forces have rounded up dozens of people and carried out five anal examinations signalling a sharp escalation in the authorities’ efforts to persecute and intimidate members of the LGBTI community following the rainbow flag incident,” Najia Bounaim, North Africa campaigns director at Amnesty, said in a statement.“The scale of the latest arrests highlights how dangerously entrenched homophobia is within the country.In three months, he asked me to marry him, and in my culture this is a very serious step.I translated his proposal as the epitome of love and I gladly accepted.”I listened to Sandy and I knew exactly how she felt when she first met “her hero”.Instead of stepping up arrests and carrying out anal examinations, the authorities must urgently halt this ruthless crackdown and release all those arrested immediately and unconditionally.”The group that played in the Sept.22 concert — Lebanese indie rock band Mashrou’ Leila whose lead singer is openly gay – condemned the crackdown in a statement posted on its Facebook page Tuesday.