November 22, 2017

Police raids community centre, arrests 27 gay men

Police raids community centre, arrests 27 gay men

ALMOST 30 people have been arrested on suspicion of drug crimes after Bangladeshi police raided a gathering of gay men at a community centre on the outskirts of the capital Dhaka.

The group were found with marijuana and methamphetamine as well as condoms and lubricant, however were not engaged in sexual activity at the time of the raid and thus were not charged with homosexuality reported the New York Times.

Bangladesh is a highly conservative country, where same-sex sexual activity is considered an “unnatural offence” akin to bestiality and is punishable by life imprisonment.

“Yesterday when we arrested them, they did not complete the homosexuality act,” said police commander Jahangir Hossain Matubbar, “[but] they were preparing for that.” Read more 

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