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With midnight raids and chat-room traps, Egypt launches sweeping crackdown on gay community

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With midnight raids and chat-room traps, Egypt launches sweeping crackdown on gay community

The Washington Post - By Sudarsan Raghavan

CAIRO — A crackdown on gay people in Egypt intensified in recent days as security forces raided cafes in downtown Cairo and courts delivered harsh prison sentences, further driving the nation's LGBT community underground. More than 60 people have been arrested, human rights activists said, since a …

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