Libyan ‘Gay’ Men Face Torture, Death By Militia: Report


From the Huffington Post:

According to a disturbing report out of Libya, an extremist militia is threatening to mutilate and execute 12 allegedly gay men.

Gay Star News reports that the 12 men, whose names were not provided, were having a private party in a Tripoli suburb when they were captured Nov. 22. Photos which allegedly show the men in captivity have since been posted to Facebook, where they were reportedly described by members of the militia as the “third sex,” which is frequently used in the Arab Gulf region to describe gays.

Further details were relatively scarce, but Human Rights Watch Libyaidentified the group as Al-Nawasi militia, know for championing Salafist jihad.

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