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Mass arrest of Bahrain gay party-goers

Posted in: International News
By GayNZ.com Daily News staff - 7th February 2011

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Bahrain Harbour
It appears Bahrainian police have arrested over 100 young men, mostly from Bahrain and Gulf countries, after a raid on a private party.

According to police sources some of the men were allegedly drunk, and others were described as wearing women’s clothing and make up. The police are now said to be checking if any have a history of “debauchery or sodomy."

The attorney of Bahrain's conservative Muharraq District has said the group, which may number as many as 130 men, was arrested on the charge of conduct against public morals and will be referred to the Bahrain General Attorney.

Bahrain has until now been known as relatively open minded and as the playground for the Gulf, with more relaxed attitudes to social and sexual matters than its neighbouring states.


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