Egypt Acquits 26 Men in Trial Over Police Raid on Gays

January 12, 2015 10:08 AM

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An Egyptian court has acquitted 26 men who were arrested in a televised raid last month by police looking for gays at a Cairo public bathhouse.

The trial, which caused an uproar among activists and rights groups, captured public attention after a pro-government TV network aired scenes of half-naked men being pulled from the bathhouse by police.

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