Egypt – Prison sentences for 11 Egyptian homosexuals (April 26, 2016)


We note with concern the prison sentences that a court in Agouza handed down against 11 people because of their sexual orientation. We hope these convictions will be overturned.

France reiterates its commitment to the fight against human rights violations on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. We support the aim of a universal decriminalization of homosexuality.

France calls on the Egyptian authorities to uphold their international commitments on human rights, including those relating to non-discrimination.