Statement to the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention re: Egyptian arrests (Item 3)

“[T]he Working Group on Arbitrary Detention in 2002 condemned the detention of men in Egypt on the basis of consensual homosexual conduct. In this case, the same law is being used to arrest and abuse people because of their actual or presumed HIV serostatus. Forcible HIV testing also violates basic rights to privacy and to bodily integrity…”

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