Egypt: Eight men jailed over ‘gay wedding’ video
Eight men have been jailed for three years in Egypt, over a video which purportedly showed a mock same-sex wedding.
A clip from the party was posted in April, but had gone viral in Egypt recently, with many calling for the men to be identified and put to death.
All of the men appeared before a court this week, and were sent to jail on charges of spreading indecent images and inciting debauchery.
The public prosecutor previously claimed the video was “humiliating, regrettable and would anger God”.
Homosexuality is illegal in Egypt, and it is feared that the police are cracking down on the gay community after a surge in raids and arrests earlier this year.
52 men were arrested in a raid on a ‘gay’ party in 2001, with 23 of the men receiving prison terms.