It was one of 13 countries to vote last week against a U. Lawyers for other detainees said their clients faced similar treatment. By Leyal Khalife Executive Editor. And the Egyptian crackdown has prompted Hornet and Grindr to send safety tips to users in Arabic, reminding them to take extra steps to confirm the identity of users they might meet from the app and tell others where they'll be beforehand.
EIPR has documented cases between October and March where people were arrested for allegedly being gay or transgender, Abd Elhameed said. Tech news.
All the best. Two of the men arrested recently, who both won appeals, said they had chatted on the Internet with a man called Raoul, had arranged to meet him and then were taken into custody when they showed up for the meeting. The man, who like the others interviewed spoke on condition of anonymity, said that after he told prosecutors he was not gay, an official ordered doctors to conduct an anal exam.
It's free so why not? So good to read about your experiences in Egypt. Cities in the Middle East. Oh no James, you can ask me anything. Few things are more exciting than a holiday romance, although they often lead to heartbreak.
Credit: Facebook: Rainbow Egypt. Follow Mike Miksche on Twitter. Another anonymous source who spoke to France24a year-old student from Gizeh near Cairo said that he no longer uses applications to meet people.
A supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi shouts slogans against the military and interior ministry, while gesturing with four fingers, during a protest in front of riot police outside a police academy, on the outskirts of Cairo.
Download the new Indpendent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlines Download now. In response to the ongoing crackdown, many queer Egyptians are deleting dating apps altogether and clearing out their social media accounts.