Saudi Arabia: man condemned to 500 lashes and 5 years’ imprisonment on homosexuality charges

A 27-year-old Saudi Arabian man is reported to have been sentenced to 500 lashes and five years’ imprisonment by a court in Jeddah for the criminal offence of homosexuality, among other charges. He was already serving one year’s imprisonment after being convicted earlier this year on a separate charge of homosexuality, among other offences.

The man, whose name is unknown, was reported in the press to have been sentenced in recent days by a court in Jeddah to five years in prison, 500 lashes and a fine of 50,000 Saudi Arabian riyals (approximately US$13,000) for the criminal offence of homosexuality, as well as offences of imitating women and possessing pornographic videos.

He was reported to have been sentenced after allegedly appearing in a video that was posted online and showed him dressed as a woman and talking about sex. The video was purportedly taken inside Briman prison in Jeddah, where he was serving his previous sentence of a year’s imprisonment, but the prison administration was reported to have denied that the short clip was filmed there.

via Saudi Arabia: man condemned to 500 lashes and 5 years’ imprisonment on homosexuality charges.

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4 comments on “Saudi Arabia: man condemned to 500 lashes and 5 years’ imprisonment on homosexuality charges

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  3. But because young muslims can’t have sex, most young boys/men have sex with animals and /or each other, behind closed doors of course and that’s the result of stupid mindless sexual restrictions that go against the natural flow of human behaviour.
    Typical illogical male logic, twisted.

    • Claudia says:

      Hey, Georgia, some women have also twisted logics, so please don’t generalise. It would be totally unjust for men who are not like these ones, and who don’t support them.
      As I see it, the problem is not a question of sex being forbidden (normally throughout the ages, indiscriminate sex hasn’t been well considered) but a question of demonizing women (they aren’t intelligent, make men have sex with them, are impure, are only for breeding and giving birth to children, should be covered to avoid sin, etc). If you demonize women, you’re going to make men have sex with each other, as they are equal.

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