Egyptian TV Host Sentenced To 12 months In Jail For Interviewing Homosexual Man

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian courtroom has sentenced a TV presenter to a yr in jail for interviewing a homosexual intercourse employee on his present.

Mohamed al-Ghiety was discovered responsible of encouraging immorality over an August 2018 phase by which the visitor described his career. El-Gheiti, who can attraction the ruling, was fined round $170 and is free pending a last verdict. The fees stem from a criticism filed by a non-public lawyer.

Egypt has waged a crackdown on perceived homosexuality in recent times, imprisoning individuals on obscure prices of “debauchery.” Homosexuality shouldn’t be against the law in Egypt, however is extensively seen as taboo within the conservative, Muslim-majority nation. Prostitution is against the law.

In September 2017, authorities arrested dozens of individuals after a number of waved an LGBT rainbow flag at a Cairo live performance.