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Do you feel safe when gathering with other LGBTI people in public spaces in SAUDI ARABIA?
No, there is no police protection
No, the police might harass us
No, owners of establishment won’t allow us to gather
For a range of reasons -- from having infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B or C, or even just having abnormal x-ray results -- at least 142 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) were deported from the Middle East since last year, a Saudi-based medical association reported. >>>
A Saudi writer with more than 97,000 Twitter followers has been promoting the molestation of women on under the hash-tag #harass_female_cashiers to pressure for Saudi women to stay at home in order to protect their chastity.
Activists are concerned for the safety of a 30-year-old man arrested by the religious police in Saudi Arabia for using Facebook to date other men. The man, whose exact identity is not known, was arrested on 23 December (2011) but full details of the incident are only now becoming clear after a detailed investigation by Gay Middle East. Experts warn he may face blackmail and/or corporal punishment. >>>
DUBAI (Reuters) - Rights group Amnesty International has described as "deeply shocking" Saudi Arabia's beheading of a woman convicted on charges of "sorcery and witchcraft", saying it underlined the urgent need to end executions in the kingdom. >>>
The United States government denied political asylum to Ali Ahmad Asseri, the former first secretary of the Saudi consulate in Los Angeles, last week to avoid disrupting US-Saudi relations, according to a Saudi-American blogger and journalist based in Brazil. >>>
Many Saudi women openly took to the roads last Friday in defiance of an official ban on female drivers. Mrs Clinton said they were "right" to press their demands in the ultra-conservative kingdom, in her first public comments on the issue.
The Baladi Campaign was launched by a group of women activists from across Saudi Arabia after the Saudi government announced in March that it would deny women their right to political participation in the upcoming September 2011 elections. The government justified its ban on female voters on the same premise used to prevent them from voting in the 2005 elections: lack of institutional preparedness. >>>
According to The SUN, Stephen Comiskey, a 36-year-old nurse was arrested and beaten in Saudi Arabia by the Mutaween (religious police) after they sent him fake text messages
masquerading as a friend and leading him into a trap. His passport was taken away from him and he was imprisoned for six months. >>>
Sabq reports that a man who wrote his mobile number on the walls of a local Mosque's toilet,
asking to meet for gay sex, has been arrested by the "Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice," the religious police known also as the mutaween (or hay'ah). A case is now being prepared against him in court.
Damage control in the digital age can be a challenge, especially when you're ultra-conservative Saudi Arabia and one of your diplomats just applied for asylum in the United States on the grounds that he's gay and friends with a Jewish woman. >>>
Ang Ladlad, an organization of gay, lesbian, bisexuals and transgender Filipinos, decries Saudi Arabia's new policy against the recruitment of gay and lesbian migrant workers as tantamount to human rights violation. >>>