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.

Posted September 27, 2013 at 11:05am ETC by Andy Towle
in crime, Crime, News, Yemen, Yemen