Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Arrests for 'gay wedding' in Saudi Arabia

According to a news brief published by the Emirates website 24 / 7 , twenty gay men have been arrested in Saudi Arabia during a wedding celebration, and over 200 other "wanted persons were also seized".

According to the brief, the arrests happened in the southern province of Jizan (bordering Yemen) and that among the detainees there are people who were illegally in the country.

Under Saudi Arabia's interpretation of sharia law, homosexuality can be punished with death.

Last October a Saudi newspaper reported that a Saudi gay man was sentenced to a 5-year jail term and 500 lashes.

Earlier this year a gay British nurse was reportedly entrapped, beaten and jailed then later expelled.

HT: dosmanzanas
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