Egypt ‘to conduct anal examinations on men accused of waving rainbow flag at Cairo pop concert’


Will Worley writes at the Independent:

Egypt is likely to conduct torturous and disproven anal examinations on six men accused of waving rainbow flags at a pop concert, charities have warned.

The men are charged with “debauchery” and “promoting sexual deviancy”, amid a crackdown on homosexuality, supported by the country’s religious and media establishment.

They were arrested by security forces following a concert in Cairo by Lebanese band Mashrou’ Laila, where several of the gay pride flags were waved by audience members.

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