Egyptian jailed for flying the Rainbow flag attends first Pride

Ahmed Alaa

Ahmed Alaa wasn’t frightened flying the Pride flag he was doing for the LGBT community.

in 2017 Ahmed Alaa was arrested and jailed in Cario, Egypt for flying the rainbow flag at a Mashrou’ Leila concert, a popular Lebanese alternative rock band whose lead singer is openly gay. At least 54 others were subsequently arrested in retribution during the state-sponsored anti-LGBT campaign according to the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR)

Campaign underway to suppress freedoms in Egypt حملة الأخلاق المصرية حيلة لقمع حرية

While homosexuality is not explicitly prohibited by the terms of Egyptian law, the arrested were detained on charges of inciting debauchery, sexual deviancy and violating public morals.

An extraordinary tale of heroism and pride. The Video has gone viral in the first 20 hours with over a million views.

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