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Saudi Gay Men Publicly Beheaded

Advocate, January 3, 2002

Three Saudi Arabian men were beheaded Tuesday for homosexuality, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Quoting an official Saudi press statement, the paper said the men were executed because they "committed acts of sodomy, married each other, seduced young men, and attacked those who rebuked them." The men were beheaded with a sword in front of the public in the southwestern Saudi mountain resort town of Abha. Last year at least 81 people were executed for breaking Saudi Arabia's strict interpretation of Islamic law.

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