Syrian Authorities Raid Gay Parties

Published: June 23, 2010

Syrian authorities raided several private gay parties recently, arresting 25 men in the last raid. According to, the men were charged with partaking in and encouraging homosexual acts, hosting obscene parties and dealing and consuming illicit drugs.

“Syrian authorities’ major interest is the safety of people, we targeted those parties only because of the increasing rate of drug use, while our presence in those parks and squares is because of the increasing rate of robberies,” said a police officer who is leading the raids.

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