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Saudi court sentences homosexual to jail, lashes

The mas was accused of setting up a Twitter account to promote and practice homosexuality

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The Criminal Court in the Saudi city of Medina has sentenced a 24-year-old man to three years in jail and 450 lashes for setting up a Twitter account to promote and practice homosexuality, Al-Watan reported Tuesday.

The man was tracked down by religious police, officially known as the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, which set him up by having another man arrange a date with him.

He was arrested as he showed up for the meeting, and his confiscated phone reportedly contained evidence of his homosexuality.
The 24-year-old confessed to the judge.