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Egypt Sentences TV Host to Jail for Interviewing Gay Man

By Michael W. Chapman | January 21, 2019 | 5:01pm EST
TV host Mohamed El Gheity.
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A court in Muslim-dominant Egypt has fined and sentenced to one year in prison an Egyptian TV host who allegedly promoted homosexuality on his privately owned TV channel, LTC TV, reported the BBC

The TV host, Mohamed El Gheity, interviewed a gay man in August 2018. The man, whose identity was hidden for the interview, talked about how he worked as a prostitute and was able to earn an income through sex work. 

Revealing the financial gains of "practicing homosexuality" on television apparently is taboo and Gheity was taken to court by an attorney, Samir Sabry, "who is well known in Egypt for taking celebrities to court," reported the BBC.

Egypt's Supreme Council for Media Regulation also took Gheity's show off the air for two weeks after the August broadcast. 

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"Egypt's media council banned homosexuals from appearing on any media outlet after a rainbow flag was raised at a concert in Cairo in 2017, in a rare public show of support for the LGBT community in the conservative, mainly Muslim country," said the BBC.

Gheity can appeal his sentence, which was ordered by a court in Giza, Egypt this week.

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