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EGYPT: Nine Men Ordered Arrested For Appearing In Gay Wedding Video

An Egyptian government news agency says seven men have been detained and two others are being sought for appearing in a YouTube video that shows a gay wedding. Charges include "inciting debauchery" and "undermining public morals." Via Reuters:
Gay marriage is not legal in Egypt, a conservative Muslim society where the footage, which went viral on social media sites last month, has caused a stir online. The footage, which was posted on YouTube, appears to show a group of men celebrating a gay wedding on a Nile riverboat. The public prosecutor's office said in a statement late on Saturday the party took place in April but the footage went viral in August, causing the police to take action to identify the men. The statement said the images were "humiliating, regrettable and would anger God," concluding that they constituted a criminal act and would be investigated. The prosecutor told police to arrest the men and ordered the coroner to carry out physical examinations of all of the accused with a view to pressing charges against them for inciting debauchery and spreading images that violate public decency.
This appears to be the video.

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