Egypt jails eight men for 3 years over ‘gay marriage’

//Egypt jails eight men for 3 years over ‘gay marriage’

Egypt jails eight men for 3 years over ‘gay marriage’

By | 2014-11-02T02:19:07+00:00 November 2nd, 2014|Middle East|0 Comments

CAIRO : An Egyptian court jailed eight men for three years Saturday over a video prosecutors claimed was of a gay wedding, which went viral on the Internet.
Homosexuality is not specifically banned under Egyptian law, so the men, arrested in September, were convicted broadcasting images that “violated public decency.”
The court also sentenced the eight to three years of probation once they have served their terms. The video, filmed aboard a Nile riverboat, shows what prosecutors said was a gay wedding ceremony, with two men in the centre kissing, exchanging rings and cutting a cake with their picture on it.
Meanwhile, a bomb hidden in a rubbish bin wounded three people in the Egyptian capital before dawn on Saturday, the interior ministry said.
The three victims, who suffered slight wounds, were employees of a cleaning service, according to spokesman Hani Abdel Latif. The blast happened at around 4:30 am (0230 GMT).
It was unclear who was behind the attack, but militants angered by the overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last year have claimed responsibility for previous bombings in Cairo.