Kuwait : Police arrest 11 more suspects in homosexual activities

Kuwaiti police has arrested a number of people infected with communicable diseases and involved in homosexual activities, residency detectives arrested three suspects while attempting to escape from the country through the airport.

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Investigations proved that the three – an Iranian, Egyptian and a Bedoon – had sex with an Egyptian homosexual person who was arrested earlier. Examinations proved the Egyptian who was arrested earlier has AIDS, and attempted to leave the country after coming to Kuwait at the invitation of a health club. Tests are being done on the rest of the suspects.

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Meanwhile, the department received information about a massage parlour where homosexual activities were being practiced, so a team was formed and arrested eight employees – four Syrians, three Filipinos and an Indian. There were minors among the suspects caught. The suspects were in violation of residency law, and confessed to working in the parlour to have sex with customers for money.

All those arrested were sent to concerned authorities for tests, and all those who were in contact with them are being sought.

Read more at kuwaittimes.net

Short about LGBT in Kuwait

Homosexuality is not specifically outlawed but gay people are prosecuted under the “debauchery” law.

The penal code contains some general provisions against debauchery and immorality that can be used to punish LGBT people.

Article 193 of the Penal Code punishes debauchery (which is interpreted by the courts to mean male homosexuality) with up to six years imprisonment.

Article 198 prohibits “imitating the appearance of a member of the opposite sex” with fines and or imprisonment.

Criminal laws regulating the press, publishers, internet and all other forms of media, contain provisions banning images, content or the expression of ideas that offend public morality.

Source : wikipedia.org

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

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