Gay Saudi diplomat seeks aslyum 15, September 2010Posted by thegulfblog.com in American ME Relations, Saudi Arabia.
Tags: Diplomat asylum, Gay Saudi diplomat, Homosexuality in Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Diplomat asylum
A Saudi diplomat based in Los Angeles has sought asylum in America after it was revealed that he is gay.
If he returned to Saudi Arabia he claimed that he would be persecuted for homosexuality which is “frowned upon” by Wahhabi doctrine. Indeed, were he to return it is wholly feasible that he could be sentenced to death or flogged; it would depend on the whims of the local judge, no doubt coaxed along by religious opprobrium.