Wednesday, July 30, 2008

55 arrested in raid of "gay party" in Saudi Arabia

Tony Grew writes:
Police in the Gulf kingdom of Saudi Arabia have launched another raid on a so-called gay party, this time in the coastal Qatif province. Drugs, alcohol were reportedly found at the gathering. TV channel al-Arabiya reports that two young men wearing women's make up and dancing together were among 55 people arrested by religious police. Many were initially arrested on homosexuality charges but later released. The state Commission for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice was acting on a tip off. In Saudi Arabia homosexuality is illegal under sharia, or Islamic Law. Last month more than 20 men after a raid on another property in Qatif. READ MORE