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After the show, LGBT-rights group, Rainbow Egypt, thanked the band for "making us all feel so happy with this little victory".

Same-sex relationships are strongly disapproved of across the Middle East and North Africa, with gay men routinely arrested, sometimes through entrapment on dating apps.

Egypt is likely to conduct torturous and disproven anal examinations on six men accused of waving rainbow flags at a pop concert, charities have warned.

The men are charged with “debauchery” and “promoting sexual deviancy”, amid a crackdown on homosexuality, supported by the country’s religious and media establishment.

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She added: “Egypt should stop dedicating state resources to hunting people down for what they allegedly do in their bedrooms, or for expressing themselves at a rock concert, and should instead focus energy on improving its dire human rights record.” Homosexuality is not illegal in Egypt but strongly disapproved of in the conservative majority-Muslim society.LGBT inviduals, if discovered by the government, are likely to face intense pressure.Punishments range from flogging to the death penalty.Mashrou’ Laila said the Cairo show was one of their best ever but they have now reportedly been banned from playing in the country.They have previously been banned from playing in Amman, Jordan for similar reasons.(Picture: Chinguetti Mosque, Mauritania.)Both male and female same-sex sexual activity is illegal under Sudanese law.

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