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Saudi Arabian School Fined for Displaying 'Emblems of Homosexuality'

Saudi Arabian School Fined for Displaying 'Emblems of Homosexuality'

Saudi Arabian School Fined for Displaying 'Emblems of Homosexuality'

The school's administrator is reportedly in jail awaiting trial.

Talee al-Noor International School in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia has been fined $25,000 for painting rainbows on its walls. According to the state's Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, the display was seen as promoting "emblems of homosexuality." According to Buzzfeed, the school's administrator has been arrested and is currently awaiting trial.

The Saudi Society Channel tweeted images of the school with the rainbows (on right), and after it was forced to repaint:

Saudi Arabia is by far one of the most repressive countries in the world when it comes to homosexuality, where being gay is punishable by public lashings, jail, and even death.

(H/T Buzzfeed)

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