WATCH: Four Youth Arrested, Forced to Explain Gay Sex in Equatorial Guinea

A Spanish YouTuber claims it has become commonplace for Equatorial Guinea television to parade men arrested for homosexuality before viewers to explain themselves.

BY Thom Senzee

July 14 2014 4:07 PM ET

A Spanish YouTube user has posted a television news report about four youths in Equatorial Guinea, who were arrested for "practicing homosexuality" after allegedly being caught in the act by police.

The news report shows the youths, who range in age from 18-20, explaining that they were caught by an armed forces security chief in the act of shooting video of two of them having "substance-induced" gay sex as payback for a similar "prank" played between two of the men previously.

Spanish YouTuber Diario Rombe says in his text description of the video, that broadcasting news reports "laughing at" people because of their sexual orientation would never happen in his home country of Spain, but that doing just that has become common in Equatorial Guinea. Ecuatorial Guinea is the only country in Africa whose official language is Spanish.

The YouTube video shows the youths in a room explaining to a television news reporter from Asonga Television how the incident occurred. One of the youths says he was visiting his old neighborhood and didn't know that a "joke" involving consumption of drugs and alcohol and the supposedly mindless video recording of gay sex would be part of his visit.

"We were just hanging out," Diosdado Nze MaƱe tells the local news station. "An acquaintance, not a friend, came by and asked to borrow the car. I did not know he was planning a joke. I was just there, that's all."

Watch the youths apparently forced to explain on national television why they shot video of gay sex:

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