Saudi Arabia Considers Executing LGBT People Who Come Out Online

On March 31, Vocativ reported: According to news reports, the extreme proposal is aimed at stopping a purported surge in homosexual-related “crimes” in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia may soon add coming out as gay to its already extensive list of offenses that are punishable by death, according to reports.

An official from the kingdom’s Bureau of Investigation and Public Prosecution is weighing whether to impose the death penalty against gay people arrested for—allegedly—promoting their homosexuality in public or online, the Okaz newspaper reported. The extreme proposal comes amid a reported surge in the number of homosexuality-related crimes being prosecuted in the city of Jeddah, which officials attribute to a growing use of social media among members of the kingdom’s LGBT community, according to the report.


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