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These are external links and will open in a new window. An Egyptian TV presenter has been sentenced to one year of hard labour for interviewing a gay man last year. Homosexuality is not explicitly criminalised in Egypt, however, the authorities have been increasingly cracking down on the LGBT community.
Two men who took part in sexual hook-ups on a gay dating app found themselves being held to ransom - by a man called Ransom. Okereke Ransom Okechukwu met the men separately on Grindr and threatened to circulate a video of one of them performing a sexual act unless he gave him money. The Nigerian even threatened to kill the other man, an Australian who was in Singapore on a work trip. Okechukwu, 34, was jailed for a year on Monday after pleading guilty to two counts of criminal intimidation.
A major ice cream company is being criticized for a new ad that compares the "guilty pleasure" of enjoying one of its sweet treats to a gay man being arrested for showing affection to his boyfriend. Magnum ice cream, owned by Unilever, recently launched an commercial on Spotify in the UK that features a voiceover by a man facing discrimination in his homeland. A Magnum spokesman said the Dutch-British company wanted "to remind people that what is considered a guilty pleasure isn't always what you would expect.
After years of campaigning by LGBT activists, a Hong Kong court in May finally abolished or revised a catalogue of sexual criminal offences that punished gay men more severely than their heterosexual counterparts. But that landmark ruling came too late for Ah Ming, not his real name, who agreed to an interview with the Post inside a city prison, with his sentence about to end. He was jailed for 10 years in after pleading guilty to, among other charges, having sex with two teenage boys, both
On Monday, the Supreme Court announced it would not stop South Dakota from killing a man who may have been sentenced to death because he is gay. During deliberations, the jury had often discussed the fact that Mr. The justices rejected Mr.
Fifty years after homosexuality was partially decriminalised, Keith Biddlecombe tells BuzzFeed News about what happened when he was sent to prison in the s, and the devastating tragedy that unfolded as a result. The walls were made of sandstone. There was no window, just bars on the door through which a landing stretched out to row upon row of cells. Aged 20, and a thousand miles from home, Keith Biddlecombe was locked up alone — all the queers were.
CAIRO — An Egyptian court on Sunday sentenced a television host to one year in prison for interviewing a gay man last year, a judicial source said. Mohamed al-Gheiti, who has expressed his stance against homosexuality on several occasions, was accused of promoting homosexuality and contempt of religion. The verdict can be appealed, and it can be suspended if Gheiti pays bail of 1, pounds, pending the outcome of the appeal, said Sabri.
CNN A court in Egypt sentenced a TV journalist to 12 months' jail time on Sunday for "promoting homosexuality" after he interviewed a gay man, state-run media reported. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Mohammed al-Gheiti was also accused of "contempt of religion" after inviting the guest onto his show, according to Egypt's state-run Al-Ahram website.