Egypt/European Union/USA: 'Boulak 4' sentenced to three years in prison

المصدر: 
The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission
On February 3, 2002, a court in Boulak-al-Dakrour (in Giza, a suburb of Cairo) convicted four men for consensual homosexual behavior.
A judge sentenced each to three years in prison with three years' probation to follow. Days later, Europe and the United States gave Egypt billions of dollars to keep such courts, police, and prisons running.

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission immediately calls for letters to be sent to the Egyptian government to protest these ongoing arrests and to officials of the European Union and of France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Condemn the bankrolling of brutality. Urge them to link their aid programs to human rights records in all cases, throughout the region and worldwide, and to promote basic values of freedom and justice in their dealings with all their allies.