The undercover policemen were increasingly offering to pay money for sex via these dating apps in a bid to entrap vulnerable and impoverished members of the LGBTQ community.
No one dared intervene as they silently dragged the young man into the back of a police car.
A “habitual debauchery” case had already been prepared against him at the police station.
CAIRO—The young gay Egyptian man had been chatting to a guy he met on a popular gay hook-up app for two weeks before he plucked up the courage to ask him on a date.
(As with other contributors to this piece, The Daily Beast is not naming him, to protect his identity and safety.)Nothing about his partner’s online profile raised alarm for the young man.
This is why I think there are at least 120 cases in the recent crackdown,” Hossam told The Daily Beast.