All Out has started a campaign in partnership with activists from Egypt, the Middle East, and North Africa over the ongoing arrests in Egypt.
From All Out:
At least 43 people have been detained in Egypt just because someone waved a rainbow flag.
The hunt started two weeks ago, when images of a concert in Cairo were posted on social media, showing someone dancing with the rainbow flag. The police claimed that the people arrested were “homosexuals who raised the LGBT flag and encouraged the practice of immoral acts.”
Most of those detained have been put through a speedy trial and sentenced to six years in prison. They are appealing these sentences and we need all the support we can get to show Egyptian authorities that colours are not shame. That’s why activists from Egypt, the Middle East, and North Africa have started this petition with All Out.
Please stand with us and demand Egyptian authorities protect their citizens, instead of hunting them down.
Sign the petition here