Saudi man sentenced to 450 lashes and 3 years in prison for sending texts seeking a gay partner

Saudi Arabia used undercover agents from the religious police to catch a 24-year old gay man sending tweets to find other gay men with whom to connect. Agents from the feared “Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Vice” apprehended the man for the “immoral” tweets and photos send from his mobile phone.

The man was convicted and sentenced to 450 lashes and three years in prison after admitting his crime. The lashes will be administered over the course of 15 sessions.

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