Monday, 3 January 2011

In Libya, two men arrested for "indecent acts"

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Source: Gay Middle East

By Dan Littauer

Tripoli’s police arrested two men for “involving in indecent acts”. The men were a twenty nine and a thirty six years old cab driver who were caught in the cab. 

The police report said that the younger man dressed like a “girl”, called himself Jumana, and was wearing make-up. It  reported that the cab driver said he was "fooled" by the man’s appearance, thinking him a woman, despite that the two men confessed that they were having “indecent acts" in the car.

The police report also mentioned that the 29 year old was engaging in prostitution.  GME is concerned about this report as it appears to be highly biased setting the 29 year old as the main culprit for the “crime”.

Comments to the article were deeply disturbing; some said that the people of Lut are back and have to be stoned; others called upon the authorities to send such perverts to psychiatrists.  Other comments went to point our places where gay men meet and encouraged the police to entrap men!

GME has informed IGLHRC and Amnesty International on this matter.

You can read the original article (in arabic) and the comments here.
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