Saudi Arabia’s police arrest two men over “gay wedding”
Saudi Arabia’s police have arrested several young men who last week appeared in a video of what was described as a “gay wedding scene”.
Saudi authorities said as well that they were investigating the video claiming to show a gay wedding ceremony in the country, according to regional media reports.
Footage of two men in Saudi dress walking down an aisle at an alleged wedding ceremony has gone viral in the Gulf kingdom. Men surrounding the pair are seen throwing confetti.
The LGBT community in Saudi Arabia is severely restricted by the country’s ultraconservative Islamic law. Same-sex activities between men and between women are outlawed, and the rights of that community are not recognized by the government. LGBT people face punishments ranging from lashings to the death penalty.
They had been arrested and their case referred to prosecutors, it added.
The force did not name the men or say what charges they faced, the BBC reported.