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Court in Saudi Arabia sentences gay man to 3 years in jail for ‘immoral acts’

Saturday, November 15, 2014
MANAMA, Bahrain -- A court in eastern Saudi Arabia has sentenced a gay man to three years in prison for engaging in “immoral acts” after authorities found "offensive" pictures on his phone and social media posts where he sought to ...

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In many countries, hook-up apps expose gay men to blackmail, arrest, violence

Sunday, September 28, 2014
For gay men in the dozens of countries that criminalize their sex lives, social networking can be a blessing or a curse. High-tech dating apps and social media have enabled countless men to expand their circles of friends and lovers ...

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Saudi man gets 3 years in prison, 450 lashes for meeting men via Twitter

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
MEDINA, Saudi Arabia – A criminal court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a 24-year-old man to three years in jail and 450 lashes for trying to arrange a date with another man via Twitter. According to the daily Aarabic newspaper ...

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Report: Man arrested in Saudi Arabia for using Facebook to meet other men

Friday, January 13, 2012
As the British Prime Minister David Cameron visits Saudi Arabia on Friday, activists report plight of man arrested by the religious police who may face corporal punishment. Activists are concerned for the safety of a 30-year-old man arrested by the ...

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Report: Kenyan gay men trafficked as sex slaves to Gulf countries

Wednesday, December 21, 2011
A Kenyan gay magazine has exposed male sex trafficking between Kenya and the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Identity magazine says that gay and bisexual Kenyans are being lured from universities with promises of jobs only to end ...

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Saudi diplomat seeking political asylum in U.S. because he’s gay

Sunday, September 12, 2010
A Saudi Arabian diplomat is seeking political asylum in the United States because he is gay and befriended a Jewish woman, and fears for his life if he returns, NBC News reported Saturday. ...

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