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Saudi Arabia: 3 years for gay sex offer, photos on phone

GulfNews.com reports:

Location of Dammam in eastern Saudi Arabia (Map courtesy of Wikipedia)

Location of Dammam in eastern Saudi Arabia (Map courtesy of Wikipedia)

A court in eastern Saudi Arabia has sentenced a homosexual man to three years in jail for engaging in “immoral acts.”

The man, in his 30s, was also ordered to pay a SR100,000 fine [about US $26,000] by the court in the port city Dammam in the Eastern Province.

According to a report in local news site Sabq, the man was apprehended by the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice after he posted pictures of himself naked on social media and offered to have sex for free with other men. “Offensive” pictures and chats with other people were found on his confiscated mobile, Sabq said on [Nov. 11].

Homosexuality and cross-dressing are social and legal offences in Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the UAE. Last month, police in Kuwait arrested 23 cross-dressers and homosexuals after they busted a “wild party” held at a chalet in the south of the country.

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