by John Dee
Egypt has dismissed the recent landmark resolution against LGBTI discrimination and violence passed at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), adopted in Geneva last week. Egyptian authorities described any “pro-homosexuality resolution” as “worthless”, claiming that it violates “Egyptian culture and values”, in fact they claim to have values just when they have to deal with LGBT’s people Human Rights.
Egypt’s permanent delegate to the UN, Amr Ramadan, explained that the UN Human Rights Council vote will not change global egyptian attitudes that “reject such perverted thoughts being promoted by western countries”. Ramadan accused the resolution to work in “contradiction with international laws” and “the national sovereignty of member states of the UN…”.
Homosexuality is not specifically outlawed in Egypt but gay people are often targeted and jailed through immorality or public indecency laws. The Egyptian authorities have been accused of using social media, including dating apps, to track down and arrest gay men.
(7 luglio 2016)
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