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Saudi Arabia Considers Executing LGBT People Who Come Out Online - Vocativ

12.4.16

Saudi Arabia Considers Executing LGBT People Who Come Out Online - Vocativ: While a Saudi man can be beheaded for sodomy with another male, other gay-related crimes traditionally carry less severe punishments. According to Saudi Arabia’s strict interpretation of sharia law, it is illegal for “men to behave like a woman,” a human rights report published by the U.S. State Department claims. Being convicted of openly gay behavior in the Sunni kingdom also carries severe penalties, including fines, prison and public floggings. A criminal court in 2014 sentenced a 24-year old man to three years in prison and 450 lashes for soliciting sex with other men using Twitter, according to the State Department report.


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