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13 sentenced to death in Yemen for homosexuality

[bold]Yemen Houthi Court's Death Sentences for Homosexuality Spark Global Concern[/bold]

In Yemen, a Houthi-run court has issued death sentences to 13 individuals on charges of homosexuality, prompting alarm and condemnation from human rights groups worldwide. This extreme judicial measure, disclosed by a judicial source who spoke to AFP on the condition of anonymity, occurred in Ibb, a province under Houthi control, where sectarian strife and geopolitical tensions continue to escalate.

The sentencing comes amidst heightened Houthi aggression in the Red Sea, leading to retaliatory strikes from both the United States and Britain. Despite the severity of the sentences, it is uncertain when these executions are scheduled to take place, although they remain open to appeal. Historically, not all death sentences declared by the Houthis are carried out; however, since their ascension to power in 2014, the group has sentenced 350 people to death, executing 11.

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by Anonymousreply 32February 11, 2024 3:54 AM


by Anonymousreply 1February 8, 2024 10:29 AM

How do we even know they were gay? Knowing them they rounded-up some homeless men and executed them as homosexuals for the publicity. It seems every couple months some Arab/African country gleefully informs the press that they have purged themselves of a gaggle of gays.

by Anonymousreply 2February 8, 2024 10:33 AM

R2, why would they go through the effort of lying about that? How odd.

by Anonymousreply 3February 8, 2024 10:35 AM

While Biden is afraid if a US Warship begin sunk or Iran conduction a nuclear test, a few dead gays won't register very high on the crisis list

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by Anonymousreply 4February 8, 2024 10:58 AM


by Anonymousreply 5February 8, 2024 11:04 AM

[quote]why would they go through the effort of lying about that? How odd.

Not odd at all. For example, it is standard practice in Iran to execute political prisoners by claiming they were homosexuals, because it looks (marginally) better for the regime. Same in Turkey and some Arab countries when it comes to Mossad agents – they arrest political opponents by accusing them of being Mossad agents. It's sort of a running joke by now, Turkey did it again just last week.

by Anonymousreply 6February 8, 2024 1:37 PM

Has anyone at Harvard organized a celebratory event yet? The Houthi flag is so festive, especially when paired with the Palestinian flag.

by Anonymousreply 7February 8, 2024 2:20 PM

But I thought they were freedom fighters?

by Anonymousreply 8February 8, 2024 2:45 PM

If you anger them somehow, they will label you gay and kill you.

Is it by hanging?

by Anonymousreply 9February 8, 2024 3:48 PM

So, the general idea is just to accuse your enemy? It's not like anyone tests the possibility/reality of someone being gay - as if there were a way to do that?

by Anonymousreply 10February 8, 2024 5:26 PM


by Anonymousreply 11February 8, 2024 5:31 PM

OPA is obviously a clicks for Murdoch Islamaphobe.

by Anonymousreply 12February 8, 2024 5:32 PM

Does the Hot Houti you are all drooling about know?

by Anonymousreply 13February 8, 2024 5:39 PM

Wasn't planning on vacationing there anyway!

by Anonymousreply 14February 8, 2024 5:46 PM

Sad. Palestine would do this if we empowered them. Yes they would anti Zionist haters.

by Anonymousreply 15February 8, 2024 6:25 PM

Blow Yemen off the map. No one would care. Garbage people in a garbage country.

by Anonymousreply 16February 8, 2024 6:37 PM

[quote] If you anger them somehow, they will label you gay and kill you. Is it by hanging?

Yes, they hang you by your nuts.

by Anonymousreply 17February 8, 2024 7:06 PM

[quote]So, the general idea is just to accuse your enemy? It's not like anyone tests the possibility/reality of someone being gay - as if there were a way to do that?

You tie the person up and dunk him in water. If he sinks, he’s straight. If he floats, he’s gay.

by Anonymousreply 18February 8, 2024 7:22 PM

And they force women into sexual slavery.

by Anonymousreply 19February 8, 2024 9:26 PM

r4 is English not your first language?

by Anonymousreply 20February 8, 2024 9:39 PM

R6, that makes precisely ZERO sense to me.

But then again, pretty much everything from that part of the world has been making absolutely ZERO sense to me! So this follows suit.

by Anonymousreply 21February 9, 2024 5:57 AM

[quote]Religion and straight men's fragile ego is the cause of this endless homophobic bullshit

That, and more importantly, Arab and Muslim cultures.

by Anonymousreply 22February 10, 2024 10:09 PM

More enlightened Islamists. Disgusting.

by Anonymousreply 23February 10, 2024 10:13 PM

religion of peace

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by Anonymousreply 24February 10, 2024 10:14 PM

the idea of gay or trans support for the Houthi's, when this here is their normal method of operations leaves me frightened at what we have fostered.

by Anonymousreply 25February 10, 2024 10:14 PM

Idiots against their own lives.

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by Anonymousreply 26February 10, 2024 10:25 PM

The pro-Palestine people were indeed cheering on the Houthis, especially as they were firing on ships in the Red Sea.

by Anonymousreply 27February 10, 2024 10:28 PM

Islam. Not a phobe. Anti. It is a very real threat in the US and Europe. Even muslims hate muslims except when they join together in hatred against Jews and homosexuals. And so many come here because other muslim countries don't want them like the palestinians. Except they bring their diseased religion with them and demand that people in democratic countries bow to their medieval middle eastern obsessions.

At least Christians and Jews recognize extremists within their own religions. There is no such thing as a moderate muslim. They are all fundamentalists.

by Anonymousreply 28February 10, 2024 10:39 PM

And it is very interesting that at the same time there is a frightening spread of Muslims there is also a frightening spread of anti-semitism.

by Anonymousreply 29February 10, 2024 10:55 PM

Years ago I lived near a bodega in Hell's Kitchen that was owned by Yemenites. When no one was around at the register they were always trying to get me to suck their dicks ("But don't tell anyone!")

by Anonymousreply 30February 11, 2024 2:48 AM

Yet all the fauxgressives do is bitch about Israel, naturally!

by Anonymousreply 31February 11, 2024 3:19 AM

[quote] And they force women into sexual slavery.

Yes, but they do respect boundaries, they don’t endorse anal. So at least there’s that.

by Anonymousreply 32February 11, 2024 3:54 AM
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