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Egyptian Police Arrest 25 Naked Men In Bathhouse Raid

enhanced-17476-1418044485-1An Egyptian TV news show called El Mostakbai of the Al-Qahira wal Nas channel is claiming responsibility for a police raid on a hunnam in Cairo in which at least twenty-five naked men were arrested.

Reporter Mona Iraqi claims on Facebook that she and her team tipped off Cairo police to the “den of perversions” in the Egyptian capital, adding that the men were, “immediately transported to the prosecution with no clothes.”

On December 10, she says she will broadcast, “the whole story of the dens for spreading AIDS in Egypt.”

LGBT Egyptians have been under heightened attack under President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s regime, with 80 people having been arrested on accusations of homosexuality since last October.

Earlier this summer we reported that Grindr was warning Egyptian users to beware the possibility that authorities were posing undercover on the social app to entrap people. They posted this pop-up:

“Speak Safely — Egypt is arresting LGBT people, and police may be posing as LGBT on social media to entrap you. Please be careful about arranging meetings with people you don’t know, and be careful about posting anything that might reveal your identity.”

On November 1, eight men were arrested and sentenced to three years in prison after video emerged of their participation in a same-sex wedding.

 

h/t: Huffington Post, BuzzFeed