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Egypt puts 17 men on trial for homosexuality

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CAIRO: Seventeen men suspected of being homosexuals went on trial in Egypt on Sunday for alleged “debauchery” and “incitement to debauchery”, judicial sources said.

There was no further information about the hearing which was closed to journalists, and defence lawyers were not immediately available for comment.

Homosexuality is not expressly outlawed in Egypt, but gays have previously been charged with debauchery in the deeply conservative Muslim society.

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