American Arrested for Sex with Afghan Male
September 1, 2004
By 365Gay.com Newscenter Staff
Kabul—Police in Kabul have
arrested an American adviser to the Afghan government for allegedly having
homosexual relations with an Afghan man, officials said Tuesday.
A spokesperson for the government said the man met
several times with a male Afghani citizen in a hotel in the capital. The
Afghan citizen was questioned and confessed to police that the American had
paid him for sex.
Homosexuality it a crime in Afghanistan, punishable by
lengthy prison terms with hard labor. Under the Taliban, which was ousted in
2001, the country was under tight Shariah, or Islamic, law. At that time gays
were crushed to death by having walls toppled on them.
“Islam doesn’t allow homosexuality,” said Abdul
Halim Samadi, a prosecutor dealing with the current case in Kabul.
Nevertheless, Samadi acknowledged that a gay
“underground” exists in the country.
Samadi said the American was arrested last week, although
charges were not officially laid until Tuesday.
A spokesperson for the US State Department said the
American government has not been notified of the arrest.
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