Police in Egypt ‘are using dating apps to locate and arrest people that are LGBT’

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Police in Egypt are employing dating that is fake to entrap, imprison, and torture LGBT individuals, a unique report claims.

Human Rights Watch report that Egyptian police are employing media that are social apps such as for instance Grindr to meet up with homosexual, lesbian, bisexual and trans individuals before selecting them up from the road and arresting them.

Their report also claims that authorities frequently search the phones unlawfully of these they will have arrested to justify maintaining them in detention.

Yasser, 27, told the liberties team he had been arrested after fulfilling up with a man he’d spoken to on Grindr. (more…)

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