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Man in Uniform Arrested for Homosexuality


A man in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, was arrested in January for dressing up in a police uniform, performing "inappropriate acts," and posting the video online, Arab News reported Wednesday.

The 27-year-old man is facing charges of homosexuality, violating general security, and impersonating a police officer, Jeddah police officer Nawaf Al-Bouq told Arab News. He said the man had previously been charged with homosexuality but was bailed out.

Writes Arab News: "The video depicts a young Saudi man dressed in a police uniform inside a vehicle flirting with the man holding the camera. He asks the cameraman for his driver's license and offers 'comfort.'

"At one point, he waves around what appears to be a real handgun. Later in the approximately two-and-a-half-minute video on YouTube, he lifts up his shirt and rubs his chest. The video quickly spread online ... until police detained both men involved in the act. Attempts have been made to block the video from being viewed in Saudi Arabia."

According to the report, police made the case public only because they wanted to correct rumors that were being spread online about the contents of the video.

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