LGBTQ rights in Egypt: Queer community battles crackdown
31 March 2023 | 3:23 pm
Recent reports suggest that LGBTQ people in Egypt are increasingly being targeted digitally. But activists and observers say that the crackdown is, in fact, systemic.
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