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Concluding Observations: Egypt, CAT/C/CR/29/4, December 23, 2002

D. Subjects of concern

5. The Committee is concerned about the following: […] (e) The reports received concerning ill-treatment inflicted on men because of their real or alleged homosexual inclinations, apparently encouraged by the lack of adequate clarity in penal legislation;

6. The Committee recommends that the State party: […] (k) Remove all ambiguity in legislation which might underpin the persecution of individuals because of their sexual orientation. Steps should also be taken to prevent all degrading treatment on the occasion of body searches.

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