LGBT rights: Saudi Arabia next focus of protests?

(As posted to my Gazette blog on July 25)

450 lashes and three years imprisonment for “promoting homosexual contact.”

That is the penalty reportedly handed out to a 24-year-old man in Saudi Arabia, where convictions for being gay can include life sentences and the death penalty.

Reports Advocate.com:

“This sentence is a horrific reminder of the dangers LGBT people face in Saudi Arabia and the dozens of nations around the world where it’s a crime to simply be who you are,” said Jason Rahlan, global press secretary of the Human Rights Campaign in a statement.

Indeed, much of the focus around the world has been on Brunei’s anti-gay laws, and the case of Meriam Ibrahim in Sudan.

I wonder if Saudi Arabia will become the next country to experience international criticism and diplomatic protests and see its holdings boycotted in the West over its anti-gay laws?

– Jillian

One thought on “LGBT rights: Saudi Arabia next focus of protests?

  1. I think its great …..

    Whilst islam is invading the free world, LGBT is invading the muslim world that is Kama, admittedly your average LGBT person wont NOT be cutting any heads off… it is a start marvellous good luck to all LGBT people and keep safe.

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