Reporter who orchestrated Cairo 'gay' bathhouse raid gets six months in jail

November 30, 2015

An Egyptian reporter who orchestrated a raid on a ‘gay’ bathhouse has been sentenced to six months in jail.

Mona Iraqi was also fined EGP10,000 ($1,277; €1,207) by a Cairo court on Thursday (26 November) for defamation and spreading false news.

In December last year, Iraqi tipped off police to an alleged gay hammam – which she claimed was a ‘den of male sex’ – and filmed as 33 men were arrested and paraded naked out of the bathhouse.