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Iran Sentences Gay Couple to Death

Egypt Introduces Law To Criminalize Homosexuality

 

MP Ryad Abdel Sattar  on Wednesday introduced to the parliament’s speaker Ali Abdel Aal a draft law entailing five main articles of the criminalisation of homosexuality.

The draft law would pave the way for strict punitive measures against the LGBT community in Egypt, in addition to restricting the presence of LGBT People inside Egyptian society, Abdel Sattar said in media statements dedicated to local outlets.

The ‘Criminalisation of Homosexuality’ law has received approval from a number of the parliament’s members who asserted their readiness to approve it — the draft law is expected to be discussed inside the parliament after being reviewed by the speaker Ali Abdel Aal. – Pink Sixty

The “Arab Spring” uprising that toppled Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak in 2010 brought some respite for the city’s embattled LGBT community, whose members were able to socialize more openly at house parties and bars.  And while  homosexuality is not at this time a criminal offense in Egypt gay men and lesbians have been arrested at an alarming rate and charged with the crime of “Debauchery” at an alarming rate over the past year.

The Egypt Independent explains the five articles

The first article defines homosexuality as any person engaging in sexual intercourse with someone of the same sex.

The second article clarified that any person engaging in homosexuality in a public or private place should be subjected to punitive action that should be no less than one-year and not exceeding three years in jail. It added that in case those jailed homosexual people repeated having sex after being freed, then the punitive action should be five years in jail.

The third article highlighted that any “supporter” of homosexuality or someone who calls for the acceptance of homosexuality, even if he or she is not a “practitioner of homosexuality,” should be jailed for no less than one year or no more than three years.

The fourth article paid attention to media coverage to parties organized by homosexual people, stipulating that any representatives of the media that “promotes” LGBT parties would be jailed for three years.

The United Nations has said it is worried over the growing trend of arrests of LGBT people across the Muslim world.

“We are deeply concerned about a wave of arrests in Azerbaijan, Egypt and Indonesia of more than 180 people perceived to be lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender,” said Rupert Colville, spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in Geneva.

But other than that they have done nothing.

Private First Class Bradley Manning Nominated for 2013 Nobel Peace Prize

Bradlee Manning Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

The gay solider who human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell described as a “gay hero” and a “human rights defender” and the United States Government considers a traitor Pfc. Bradley Manning has been nominated for a 2013 Noble Peace Prize.

Last week Manning pleaded guilty to 10 of the 22 charges brought against him related to the misuse of federal documents by releasing  thousands of pages of classified and confidential information  to the website Wikileaks.

On nominating Manning, the entire parliamentary group of The Movement in the Icelandic Parliament, the Pirates of the EU; representatives from the Swedish Pirate Party, the former Secretary of State in Tunisia for Sport & Youth released a statement.

It read: “These revelations have fueled democratic uprisings around the world, including a democratic revolution in Tunisia. According to journalists, his alleged actions helped motivate the democratic Arab Spring movements, shed light on secret corporate influence on the foreign and domestic policies of European nations, and most recently contributed to the Obama Administration agreeing to withdraw all US troops from the occupation in Iraq.”

Source: Pink News UK
House of Representatives Opens Investigation Into Cruise Line’s COVID-19 Response

RSVP Gay Cruises Strand Bel Ami Models In Anti-Gay Tunisia After Arab Spring

RSVP and Holland America Cruise  Lines are under scrutiny once again.

This time RSVP hired models from the Bel Ami adult film company and then stranded them in the war-torn anti-gay country of Tunisia, whose law decrees imprisonment of up to three years for being gay right after Arab Spring

Nearly a dozen Slavic Bel Ami porn stars from Hungary and the Czech Republic.were hired by RSVP to “mix and mingle” with passengers on a gay cruise through the Mediterranean.  In exchange for providing the “talent”, RSVP told Bel Ami it could film the models  frolicking non-sexually around the ship and that the models should keep the fact RSVP hired them quiet “suggesting that the young men should say the cruise was a ‘reward from  Bel Ami for their hard work’ if anyone asked.”

But the models attracted too much attention, and RSVP allegedly kicked them off  the cruise ship Nieuw Amsterdam, stranding them in Tunisia which at the time was in the aftermath of the civil uprising Arab Spring which resulted in many deaths and injuries.

The models were forced to spend the night Tunisia with no contacts or resources until Bel Ami could come to their rescue.  If RSVP would have waited one day the cruise would have docked in Italy.  A much safer and easier EU country for the models to leave from.

Bel Ami and the models are suing RSVP and Holland America cruise line for breach  of contract, fraud, intentional interference with contract, negligence, and  intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress.

You can read Bel Ami’s OFFICAL COMPLAINT here.

RSVP and Holland America also came under fire earlier this month for its planned excursion to the anti-gay country of  Morocco which pulled their docking permits at the last-minute for rumoured homophobic reasons.