சவுதி அரேபியாவில் ஓரினப்பாலுறவாளர்கள் அதிகரிப்பதால் அவர்களை கைது செய்ய ஆரம்பித்திருக்கிறது
Saudi Arabia arrests alleged gays in raid
June 21, 2008 07:22 EDT
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- A Saudi newspaper says religious police have arrested 21 men on grounds they are homosexual and have confiscated large amounts of alcohol.
The al-Medina daily says Saudi Arabia's Commission for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice was told yesterday of a large gathering of young men at a rest house in a city in eastern Saudi Arabia. The paper says police initially arrested scores of men but only 21 remain in detention.
Homosexuality is regarded as a sin in Islam and prohibited by law in Saudi Arabia and most other Muslim nations. In the conservative kingdom, the offense can be punished by flogging or prison.