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Cairo court acquits 26 men accused of debauchery

  • Twenty-six men who were accused of debauchery have been let off by a court in Egypt on Monday, January 12, according to media reports.

    The men had been taken from a bathhouse half-naked in Cairo and were forced into police vehicles - an event which was controversially filmed and broadcast by a television channel.

    Mona Iraqi, a filmmaker, said she had worked with the police to coordinate the arrests.

    Rights groups say the incident was part of a larger crackdown on gay people in the country.

     

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