DKW 86 6,398 Posted August 17, 2006 Share Posted August 17, 2006 http://www.int.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=...55747244653B232 20 arrested at Saudi gay wedding August 16 2006 at 08:01PM Riyadh - Saudi authorities arrested 20 young men after raiding a suspected gay wedding in the southern town of Jizan, a newspaper reported on Wednesday. The detainees, who were among some 400 men attending "the wedding party of two men" on Tuesday, had been "emulating women," the Al-Watan paper said. In all, some 250 people were detained in the police raid on the party but the rest were later released. Police had "arrested the wanted people and released those who have nothing to do with the matter," the paper quoted a police commander as saying. Some guests were also seen chewing qat, an illegal narcotic widely used in neighbouring Yemen, on a hill above the square where the party was being held, Al-Watan said. Homosexuality is illegal in conservative Saudi Arabia, which metes out strict punishments based on sharia, or Islamic law. - Sapa-AFP http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homosexuality_and_Islam Same-sex intercourse officially carries the death penalty in six Muslim nations: Saudi Arabia, Iran, Mauritania, Sudan, Somalia and Yemen Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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