October 5, 2017

Urgent Action: Egypt Must Stop Homophobic Persecution (Egypt: UA 231.17)


The Egyptian authorities have detained at least 57 people for their perceived sexual orientation, following the display of the rainbow flag at a concert in Cairo on 22 September.

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The Egyptian authorities have detained at least 57 people for their perceived sexual orientation, following the display of the rainbow flag at a concert in Cairo on 22 September.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Urging the authorities to immediately and unconditionally release all those detained based on their real or perceived sexual orientation, quash all sentences and drop all charges against them, and stop any further arrests;
  • Calling on them to immediately halt forced anal examinations which amount to torture or other ill-treatment, and order a prompt, impartial and effective investigation into the examinations that have already taken place;
  • Urging them to protect Sara Hegazy from torture and ill-treatment and bring those responsible to justice.

Contact these two officials by 16 November 2017:
Minister of Interior
Magdy Abdel Ghaffar
Ministry of Interior
Fifth Settlement, New Cairo, Egypt
Fax: +202 2794 5529 +2027927189
Email: [email protected] -OR- [email protected]
Twitter: @moiegy
Salutation: Dear Minister

Ambassador Yasser Reda, Embassy of Egypt

3521 International Ct NW, Washington DC 20008
Fax: 202 244 4319 -OR- 202 244 5131
Phone: 202 895 5400
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 231.17 Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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