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Egypt: Appeal case - the Giza Fourteen - Imprisonment for actual or perceived sexual orientation.

, Index number: MDE 12/028/2003

On 17 April 2003 Giza Criminal Court pronounced its verdict in the case of 16 men charged in connection with their alleged sexual orientation. Fourteen of the men were sentenced to between one and three-and-a-half years' imprisonment, while two were acquitted. Amnesty International considers all those who are detained solely on the grounds of their identity, including their actual or perceived sexual orientation, to be prisoners of conscience and calls for their immediate and unconditional release.

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