Egypt ‘gay marriage’ video detainees to face trial
According to Gulf News, eight men arrested in Egypt for appearing in a “gay marriage” video that went viral on the Internet have been referred to trial for inciting debauchery, judicial sources said on Monday.
Homosexuality is not included in a list of sexual offences explicitly outlawed by Egyptian law, but it can be punished under several different statutes on morality.
Seven of the nine men identified from the video were arrested on September 6. They tested negative after they were put through medical exams to detect whether they were homosexuals.
The eighth suspect was arrested days later.
The accused will now face trial in front of a misdemeanour court on charges of inciting debauchery and offending public morality, an official from the prosecutor’s office said.
The footage showed a “gay marriage” ceremony aboard a Nile river boat. Two men in the center kissing, exchanging rings and cutting a cake with their picture on it.