By Staff Writer, PinkNews.co.uk • May 30, 2008 - 11:33
Nine men have been sent to prison so far.
"To send these men to prison because of their HIV status is inhuman and unjust," said Joe Amon, director of the HIV/AIDS programme at Human Rights Watch.
"Police, prosecutors, and doctors have already abused them and violated their most basic rights, and now fear has trumped justice in a court of law."
As in previous cases, authorities forced the detainees to undergo HIV tests without their consent.
Four of the five convicted last month tested positive.
They were charged with the "habitual practice of debauchery," a term which in Egyptian law includes consensual sexual acts between men.
Well, the rest of the story is here.Very interesting people, the Egyptians.