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Imprisoned For Raising the Rainbow Flag | Human Right Watch



Read more: https://www.hrw.org/news/2020/10/01/egypt-security-forces-abuse-torture-lgbt-people

(Beirut, October 1, 2020) – Egyptian police and National Security Agency officers arbitrarily arrest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people and detain them in inhuman conditions, systematically subject them to ill-treatment including torture, and often incite fellow inmates to abuse them, Human Rights Watch said today. Security forces routinely pick people off the streets based solely on their gender expression, entrap them through social networking sites and dating applications, and unlawfully search their phones. Prosecutors use this content to justify prolonged detentions as they rubber-stamp police reports and bring unjustified prosecutions against them.

For more HRW reporting on LGBT rights: https://www.hrw.org/topic/lgbt-rights

For more HRW reporting on Egypt: https://www.hrw.org/middle-east/n-africa/egypt

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