Saudi man arrested for mistakenly waving gay pride flag

The doctor who was unaware of what the flag symbolized, claimed he purchased the flag because his child thought the colors were pretty.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
March 29, 2016 12:24
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Gay flag. (photo credit: INGIMAGE / ASAP)

 
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A doctor was arrested in Saudi Arabia this week for flying the LGBT pride rainbow flag, according to reports by CNN Arabic.

The Saudi religious police, or the Committee for Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, arrested the doctor after the flag was raised outside his home in the Saudi city of Jeddah.

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The doctor who was unaware of what the flag symbolized, claimed he purchased the flag because his child thought the colors were pretty.

The doctor was released on bail after agreeing to remove the flag.

Homosexuality is illegal in Saudi Arabia under Sharia law and is punishable by chemical castration, prison and death.


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