Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Saudi Arabia threatens to apply death penalty on gay people who come out


People who come out in Saudi Arabia could face the death penalty.

A Saudi newspaper reported that prosecutors in the city of Jiddah have proposed to apply the death penalty to the entire country on gay people who publicly come out, in response to dozens of cases they have prosecuted over the last six months. These include 35 people who received prison sentences for sodomy.

Obviously, the proposal has caused fear among LGBT people in the country.

The same newspaper reported that Jiddah authorities have prosecuted 50 cases in which men allegedly dressed as women. And also a doctor who lives in the port city on the Red Sea was arrested for raising an LGBT Pride flag over his home.

Saudi Arabia is among the countries in which consensual same-sex sexual activity remains punishable by death. 

Seven nations still carry out executions of LGBT people: Iran, Mauritania, Nigeria, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, and Yemen. Sadly, ISIS-controlled territory would be the eighth.


6 comments:

  1. Ziggy Starsmith:

    Saudia Arabia needs to become an ashtray soon, very soon...kaboom!

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  2. By Michael Fitzgerald:

    Why is the USA still it's ally?

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    1. Because the alternative to the Saudi Monarchy is ISIS.

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  3. Let's face it. The world could not care less about the murder of LGBT people by countries like Iran and Saudi Arabia. Sure, Russia got flack for how it treats LGBT people during the Winter Olympics in 2014 - but those protests went away very quickly didn't they? LGBT rights are given lip service at best -- but mostly ignored around the world by progressives and others who will automatically riot in the streets for other groups but not for us.

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  4. By Zoe L. Hadley:

    Not A safe place to live , sad news !

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