SAUDI law makers could impose the death penalty on gay people who show their sexuality in public and on social media, according to reports.
By Nerti U. Qatja, @VOP_Today – Source: Express.co.uk
The government in the Sunni Kingdom is reportedly demanding tougher punishments on those found guilty and claimed social media has caused a boom in homosexuality.
According to Okaz newspaper, the last six months has seen 35 cases of homosexuality and 50 cases of cross-dressers as well as cases of “sexual perversion” in Saudi Arabia.
The judiciary reportedly also claimed there has been a large rise in “perverts” displaying “sins and obscenities” on social media in the Sunni Kingdom.
It comes after a Saudi man was arrested this week when he raised the rainbow flag outside his home in Jeddah.
The doctor was arrested by religious police within hours of hoisting the flag in the port city.
But he was released shortly afterwards when he claimed he had no idea what the pride flag symbolised.
In addition, Okaz reported that a man in his 50s was arrested for making sexual advances to men online.
One tweeted: “I stand with the Saudi Arabian LGBT community.”