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Paris March Planned to Support Egyptian Gays U.K., 23 November 2001

A march is due to take place in Paris this weekend in support of 23 Egyptian men sentenced to hard labour for their alleged sexuality.

The 23 men were among 52 arrested at a boat part on the Nile earlier this year and accused of being homosexual. They were tried in a military court in Cairo and have to right to appeal.

French musician Jean Michel Jarre has said he will put together an international petition of artists and intellectuals in protest at the menís sentencing.

The French government has already said that it is carefully monitoring the situation.

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