Saudi Arabia: Religious Police Arrest two Gay Couples for Getting ‘Married’

These two gay couples were on their honeymoon when the flat in Saudi Arabia was raided by religious police.

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Manama: Saudi Arabia ‘s security authorities have arrested four gay men in the capital Riyadh after they raided the flat where they were living as married couples.

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Acting on tips about the men living together after they held wedding parties attended by other homosexuals, members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, the religious police, headed to the flat in Al Quds neighbourhood, Saudi news site Sabq reported on Tuesday, citing sources close to the Commission.

“As the religious police members arrived at the flat, they were spotted by two of the gays who tried to get rid of the fake breasts they were wearing”, the sources said. “The Commission members arrested and then detained the other two gays inside the flat. The four admitted they were living as ‘married couples’. The first couple said that they got married two days earlier at a recreational facility south of Riyadh and that they were still on their honeymoon. The second couple said they celebrated their marriage last week. The four said they used the flat as their residence.”

Read more at gulfnews.com

Saudi Arabia is known to be very homophobic country, so there is no LGBT rights or human rights for LGBT people.

Photo By אנדר-ויק (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

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