Kuwait deports 76 gay men in crackdown
Kuwait has deported 76 homosexuals and shut down 22 massage parlours this year, the head of a morals committee has said.
The gay men were apprehended during nationwide campaigns aimed at enforcing the law regulating massage parlours, Mohammad Al Dhufairi told the Kuwait Al Seyassah daily.
The committee, made up of representatives from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour, the Ministry of Commerce, the Ministry of Interior, and Kuwait Municipality, pledged to forge ahead with their crackdown.
During the raids, the committee members found and seizezd sex toys, women’s underwear and make up used by the men.
“We have a zero-tolerance policy towards any morally objectionable activities and we will not be lenient with anyone who breaks the rules or puts the health of Kuwaiti citizens and residents at risk,” Al Dhufairi said.