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Egypt Court Acquits 26 Men in Debauchery Trial

An Egyptian court has acquitted 26 men accused of "debauchery," after they were arrested last month at a Cairo bathhouse. Homosexuality is not officially illegal in Egypt, but men are often prosecuted under the more vague charge of "debauchery." The decision Monday by a Cairo misdemeanor court to acquit 26 men accused of “debauchery” was met with applause inside the court room, as onlookers cheered and the defendants chanted. Much of the Egyptian press has been...

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