Saudi Arabia launches crackdown after alleged gay wedding video goes viral

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Nick Duffy writes at Pink News:

Authorities in Saudi Arabia have reportedly carried out raids in response to a video purporting to show a gay wedding ceremony.

The clip, which features two men in traditional Saudi dress in an apparent wedding ceremony, went viral in the country this week – with many expressing their outrage and posting homophobic messages.

One message blamed foreigners for spreading “corruption”, while others lashed out at the country’s new modernising ruler, Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman.

It has sparked a witch hunt in the country – as the country’s authorities sought now trying to track down the men involved.

Homosexuality is strictly forbidden in Saudi Arabia, where gay people can face imprisonment, violent punishments or even the death penalty.

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