Police in Saudi Arabia Raid ‘Gay Party’ and Arrest 55

In June, I reported on a police raid in which 21 men were detained while at a party at a rst house in Qatif, in eastern Saudi Arabia. A similar incident happened this week:

Saudiarabia“According to a report on the Arab satellite TV channel, al-Arabiya, two young men were allegedly found wearing women’s make up and dancing on stage together. The detainees were all handcuffed when they were arrested. Saudi police said during their search they found drugs and alcohol and other items that are prohibited under the country’s strict Sharia law. A similar police blitz was carried out more than a month ago at another farmhouse in the same area where 21 alleged homosexuals were arrested. Some of those arrested were Filipinos and Pakistanis living in Saudi Arabia. Many of them were reportedly wearing women’s clothes and makeup at the party which was organised to celebrate the birthday of one of the group’s members. On that occasion, religious police found alcohol, clothing and makeup hidden inside.”

Posted July 30, 2008 at 10:50am ETC by Andy Towle
in News, Saudi Arabia