The Egypt Independent is reporting that nine men were arrested on Monday for engaging in “debauchery” and homosexual activity.
According to the report, police at Dekheila Police Station received information claiming that “weird” young men had frequently visited an apartment on Gameeya Street, Hanoville, in western Alexandria.
Subsequent investigations indicated that a real estate agent rented the apartment months ago, and used it to host group-sex parties.
Homosexuality isn’t illegal in Egypt, however authorities can arrest people for “inciting debauchery” and “abnormal sexual relations”.
This follows arrests last year that aw more than 70 people arrested under a 1961 prostitution law that allows authorities to charge people suspected of engaging in consensual homosexual conduct and 16 men jailed.