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Another Gay Man Reportedly Shot Dead in Yemen

A string of attacks against gay men in Yemen continues.

YemenAFP reports:

Gunmen have shot dead a Yemeni man in the south of the country because they suspected he was homosexual, police said on Friday. One of two men on a motorbike opened fire at the man in his twenties late on Thursday outside his house in Huta, the capital of Lahij province, killing him on the spot.

Police said the attackers, presumed Islamist militants, escaped after the killing, the sixth such murder since the start of the year. Similar killings in the impoverished Arabian Peninsula nation's provinces of Abyan and Aden have been blamed on an Al-Qaeda-affiliated group, Ansar al-Sharia.

Towleroad reported on similar attacks in July, and August.

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  1. Another "suspected" gay man's assassination by members of an organized religion. Zealots celebrate life, no, I mean death. Muslims, Christians, whatever...celebrating life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is not a part of their belief system - only death to those with whom they "suspect" they disagree. Organized religion is disgusting.

    Posted by: HadenoughBS | Sep 27, 2013 11:09:48 AM

  2. Tragic. Progress if any, will take a while in these countries.

    Posted by: Joel V | Sep 27, 2013 11:40:12 AM

  3. Queers for Palestine, please take note

    Posted by: myackie | Sep 27, 2013 2:26:03 PM

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