A judgement issued from Egypt’s Administrative Court has set a precedent allowing the Interior Ministry to forcibly deport people suspected of being LGBT. The decision was handed down in response to a case involving a Libyan student who was denied entrance back into Egypt after leaving the country during a semester abroad. The unnamed student attempted to re-matriculate at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology, and Maritime Transport back and 2008, but was turned away because he was gay.
In the seven years since then the student repeatedly tried to appeal the ruling arguing that being barred from the country would interrupt his studies and block him from being able to graduate. Ultimately thee Administrative Court ruled that the Interior Ministry was well within its rights to block people suspected of being queer from attempting to enter the country as a matter of social decorum and public interests.
Whether the student was actually charged with any specific crimes is unknown at this time, but his treatment falls in line with the recent spate of media, and police crackdowns on gay men living in Egypt.