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Saudi Arabia Sentences Man To Three Years In Prison, 450 Lashes For Being Gay

Saudi Arabia, a U.S. ally, has sentenced a man to three years in prison and 450 lashes for attempting to meet another man for sex after chatting on Twitter. 

LGBTQ Nation reports:

According to the daily Aarabic newspaper Al-Watan, the court found the unidentified man guilty of “promoting the vice and practice of homosexuality.”

Members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (religious police) entrapped the man after using the social media site to invite him to meet for a date.

When he showed up at designated meeting space, he was arrested and his phone was confiscated. Police said the man’s phone contained “evidence for his homosexuality” and “indecent images.”

The accused reportedly confessed to the judge of using his Twitter account to meet other men, and for possession of “pornographic images of homosexual perversion.”

“It is infuriating and disheartening when a country that was elected not too long ago to become a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), arrogantly and nonchalantly violates its core principles and harms its own citizens,” said Abdulla, chair of the United Arab Emirates LGBT group.

“Not only this is the fundamental human right for privacy is breached but the entrapment and sentence also breaches several human rights charters,” he told LGBTQ Nation. “If the man survives this ordeal he will find himself an outcast and will be in danger for life after he completes this harsh sentence.”

Comments

What else could we expect from a country that pays the families of suicide bombers & that has a huge white slavery problem?  

Can't wait for the world to switch over to alternative energy.  

Sick of Exxon Mobil, Middle Eastern countries, Russia, etc.?  

Buy solar panels & a hybrid car.  

You reap what you sew in life. Bad things do not happen to good people. Everything happens for a reason. This guy actually got off light in my opinion. This treatment may have actually saved his life, as it should keep him from ever craving cock again, which will mean that he will not go to hell. All gays go to hell.

you're an idiot

Here is an emotional personal testimony of a gay man who was entrapped over the Internet in Saudi Arabia -- it was published last December: http://paper-bird.net/2013/12/19/jeddah-prison-cell-18-entrapped-in-saudi-arabia/

When ever countries like this talk about their people are suffering and dieing, Im like,
You made your own people suffer and die for being gay, but you ask for my help or atleast sympathy for your people who are straight that are suffering and dieing ???
GO F*** YOUR SELF !
I HOPE THE STRAIGHT PEOPLE OF YOUR COUNTRY SUFFER WORSE THAN HELL AND DIE !
ALSO,
I WILL NEVER FEEL SORRY WHEN I HEAR,
STRAIGHT PEOPLE OF COUNTRIES LIKE YOURS,
SUFFER AND DIE !

Saudi Arabia is one of the wealthiest nations in the world... Thanks to our nation being one of the largest buyers f their oil. Their people aren't dying and they certainly don't NEED our help

There's an expression in the Middle East.  Your only gay if your balls hit his ass or chin.  Ergo, only half way in both you and your partner are still straight.

Really, D?

Horny Saudis accosting constantly? Gotta visit the Kingdom soon. Lol

Saudi is a member of the UN

www.saudimission.org

809 United Nations Plaza, 10th and 11th Floors, New York, NY 10017

(212) 557-1525

The strangest thing about that is Saudi Arabia is an extremely gay country because men cannot have contact with women.  I have friends (who are straight) that live there and are constantly hit on and basically accosted by horny Saudis.

Is there a reason there isn't more outrage from the LGBTQI Community...? Do we not understand the severity of this sentence!!!? 

Nobody can survive 450 lashes.

You could try protesting at the Saudi embassy in Washington, DC. But even Michael Moore found out how well the US Secret Service guards that building.

SO, WHATS BEING DONE ABOUT IT!,  WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT IT?  Is there a petition to the UNHRC to sign?    Is there a Building we can hold a ralley in front of?  WHAT?

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