After Reporting Robbery, European Faces Jail Time In Dubai For Homosexuality | Outtraveler

After Reporting Robbery, European Faces Jail Time In Dubai For Homosexuality

After Reporting Robbery, European Faces Jail Time In Dubai For Homosexuality

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An unnamed European man (his nationality has not yet been released), has been arrested on charges of sodomy in Dubai. The situation came about after the 34-year-old reported a robbery, carried out by two men who allegedly also beat, tied, and gagged him. After one of his assailants admitted to having met the victim on a gay website months before, a separate investigation was opened on the European man as well. If found guilty, he could face up to 10 years in prison. 

Like much of the Middle East, homosexuality is a criminal offense in the United Arab Emirates. Dubai, however, is a cosmopolitan and very wealthy city, where only 10-15% of residents are citizens. In recent years, foreigners convicted of sodomy have tended to be sentenced to one month to one year in prison, followed by deportation. 

Check back for updates on this disturbing story. 

 

[H/T Gay Star News]

 

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