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Egypt jails more men for debauchery

By |2018-01-16T16:20:48-05:00April 24th, 2009|News|

by Rex Wockner

International News

Egypt sent five more men to prison April 9 for “habitual practice of debauchery.”
The men, arrested in an ongoing crackdown mostly on HIV-positive people, will spend three years in jail followed by an additional three years when they will have to stay at the police station nightly from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.
The men were abused, tortured, made to confess and force-tested for HIV after their arrests, according to human-rights groups.
Their lawyer has lodged an appeal with Egypt’s highest court, the Court of Cassation.
In January, four other men were imprisoned for a year on the same charges.

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