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Gay Group Attacks Blair for Egypt Trip

365Gay.com, January 2, 2002

By Peter Moore

SUMMARY: British Prime Minister Tony Blair has come under attack for a post-Christmas holiday in Egypt.

British Prime Minister Tony Blair has come under attack for a post-Christmas holiday in Egypt.

Blair, his wife Cherie and their four children spent nearly a week visiting the pyramids in Giza and seeing other tourist spots in what was described by Downing Street as a purely private trip.

The Gay and Lesbian Humanist Association (GALHA) condemned the trip as hypocrisy and a slap in the face for lesbian and gay people around the world.

Blairís trip comes just over a month after Egypt convicted 23 men for their "immoral behavior" and "contempt of religion" and imposed prison sentences with hard labor on them.

GALHA secretary George Broadhead said: "At the Labour party conference last year, Blair said that human rights would be at the center of his foreign policy, and yet here he is offering support to a regime that persecutes gays."


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