Friday, July 25, 2014

Gay Man in Saudi Arabia Sentenced to Three Years and 450 Lashes for Meeting Men on Twitter

The Independent reports that a 24-year-old man in Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to three years and 450 lashes for meeting men on Twitter. The newspaper said that the man was arrested following an entrapment ploy of the Saudi Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice. He also reportedly confessed to using his Twitter account to meet other men in Saudi Arabia. 

The 450 lashes are to be administered over 15 separate sessions, according to the report.

Under Saudi law, homosexuality has been punished by imprisonment, chemical castration, and execution. According to the Independent report, any married man who commits sodomy or any non-Muslim who commits sodomy with a Muslim can be stoned to death.

(mew)

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