Egypt: Reporter who orchestrated Cairo 'gay' bathhouse raid gets six months in jail

An Egyptian reporter who orchestrated a raid on a ‘gay’ bathhouse has been sentenced to six months in jail. Mona Iraqi was also fined EGP10,000 ($1,277; €1,207) by a Cairo court on for defamation and spreading false news.

In December last year, Iraqi tipped off police to an alleged gay hammam – which she claimed was a ‘den of male sex’ – and filmed as 33 men were arrested and paraded naked out of the bathhouse. The footage was then broadcast on the Al Kahera Walnas channel and made international headlines.

Twenty-six men, including the bathhouse owner and four employees, were tried for debauchery but later cleared due to lack of evidence.  Read more via Gay Star News