In recent years there has also been a rise in the number of bars and cafes catering to gays in Egypt, such as Alexandria. In AugustAl Sisi's government introduced legislation bringing any social network service user with more than 5, followers or subscribers under increased scrutiny, as part of a crackdown on "terrorism and political activity". In addition to the law on prostitution, other public morality or order-based laws gave the police and judges significant leeway to jail or fine gay and bisexual men. Thank you for your support. While the Egyptian legal system is strongly influenced by the civil law system, Islam is the official state religion. Women's rights, Gender and sexuality rights, Indigenous people's rights, and civic rights were among the main intersecting struggles that shaped the LGBT activism in the post-revolution years.
In a raid last year, at least 12 men were arrested at a Dar es Salaam hotel at a gathering that authorities said was to promote same-sex relationships.
Tanzania: Anti-gay crackdown in Dar es Salaam
A charge that would have had them imprisoned for 15 years. Any document and literature that actually contains sexual orientated stories, never name the nature of the sexual deeds, but instead uses stilted and flowery paraphrases. We urge you to turn off your ad blocker for The Telegraph website so that you can continue to access our quality content in the future. In a seventeen-year-old private university student received a 17 years sentence in prison including 2 years hard labor, for posting a personal profile on a gay dating site. This page was last edited on 21 Januaryat The Egyptian government's response to the international criticism was either to deny that they were persecuting LGBT people  or to defend their policies by stating that homosexuality is a moral perversion.