Seven men arrested in Egypt on charges of inciting debauchery and undermining public morals have "tested negatively" for homosexuality after undergoing a medical examination.
The men were arrested last week after appearing in a video apparently showing them celebrating a gay wedding on a boat cruising down the River Nile
, which was discovered by Egyptian authorities after being posted on YouTube before going viral on social media.
On Monday (September 7), the seven men voluntarily underwent a medical examination that determined they were heterosexual, reports Ahram Online
"According to inspection, the seven suspects have never had sex with other men," a spokesperson for the country's forensic authority told the press.
An eighth suspect failed to appear at the examination, while two men who also appeared in the video are currently wanted by Egyptian authorities in connection with the investigation.
Homosexuality is legal in Egypt, but gay people often face discrimination and have been known to be arrested on public decency charges.
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