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Prostitution in Egypt

Prostitution in Egypt is illegal.[1] Police department officially combats prostitution but, like almost all other countries, prostitution exists in Egypt. The prostitutes in Egypt are Egyptian, Eastern European, and of many other nationalities.[2][3][4][5]


Prostitution was legalised in Egypt in 1882 by the British occupying administration.[2] It was relatively more widely seen between approximately 1929 to 1958, a time of British occupation.

The prostitution system

The prostitution system in Egypt often depends on Cairo and Alexandria and other big cities.

Prostitution in the economy

As prostitution is illegal in Egypt, no taxes are paid. The law exposes people who practice adultery to a jail sentence up to six months. For prostitution, the sentence is up to 3 years. [6]


  1. ^ Legislation of Interpol member states on sexual offences against children: Egypt, Interpol, 2006
  2. ^ a b "A Diwan of contemporary life" Al Ahram, 7–13 June 2001
  3. ^ "Egypt deports 'east European prostitutes'" BBC News, 27 June 2002
  4. ^ Devil in the detail" by Shaden Shehab, Al Ahram, 22–28 February 2007
  5. ^ "The Virgin Prostitute!" by Marwa Rakha, American Chronicle, 29 May 2007
  6. ^

See also


  • "Sex Tourism in Cairo" by Karim el-Gawhary, Middle East Report, Vol. 25, no. 5, September–October 1995; hosted by Hartford Web Publishing
  • "In Egypt, 'Prostitute' Is a Slippery Term" by L.L. Wynn, American Sexuality magazine, 26 June 2008

External links

  • Prostitution status by country

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