Launch Investigation Into LGBTQ Arrests

Target: Joaquín Alexander Maza Martelli, United Nations Human Rights Council President

Goal: Launch human rights investigation into Egypt’s attacks on LGBTQ citizens.

LGBTQ citizens in Egypt are facing the most extensive crackdown on their rights in their nation’s history. Almost 60 people have been arrested in less than a month for being members of the LGBTQ community.

Being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer is not illegal in Egypt. As a result, a growing number of people are being arrested for “debauchery” instead. They’re being arrested and humiliated because of their sexual orientation and identity.

This sweep by the Egyptian government must be brought to an end before it grows far worse. Events in Chechnya show what horror and terror can come from this. Sign the petition and ask the United Nations Human Rights Council, which Egypt is a part of, to launch an investigation into Egypt’s actions.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear President Martelli,

Almost 60 members of Egypt’s LGBTQ community have been arrested in a sweep by the nation’s authorities. What we are witnessing is the beginning of what can turn into a horrible human rights disaster.

The actions of the Egyptian government must be ended now, before they grow worse and lead to a loss of life, as we’ve seen in Chechnya. I ask that the United Nation Human Rights Council launch an investigation into Egypt’s actions.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Ludovic Bertron

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One Comment

  1. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    address the lgbtq+ rights issues.

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