We believe that human rights are universal and that LGBT people should be free to enjoy the rights and freedoms to which people of all nations are entitled.” Condemnation of this case has been forthcoming from NGOs: A spokesperson for Amnesty International said :”Amnesty International is seeking more information on this case.
In the longer term, Britain and US must stop colluding with the Saudi royal dictatorship.
The man, whose exact identity is not known, was arrested on 23 December (2011) but full details of the incident are only now becoming clear after a detailed investigation by Gay Middle East.
Experts warn he may face blackmail and/or corporal punishment.
Dammam is a largely Shiite area and if the 30 year old aforementioned man is a Shiite, he is likely to be trailed and sentenced harshly.” British Prime Minister David Cameron is visiting Saudi Arabia today – already under pressure to raise human rights abuses with his hosts.
A British Foreign and Commonwealth spokesperson told Gay Middle East: “We are aware of the reports and seeking further information.