Saudi police arrest everyone involved in Mecca ‘gay wedding’ after video goes viral
Authorities in Saudi Arabia have reportedly arrested everyone involved in an alleged same-sex wedding.
A video clip, which features two men in traditional Saudi dress in an apparent wedding ceremony, went viral in the country last week.
Many in the Middle Eastern country have posted homophobic messages and hate speech since the video emerged, pledging to find the people involved.
Now Mecca Police say they have arrested every single person seen in the video.
Saudi officers said they had identified “the cross-dresser and other people involved in the incident”.
Mecca Police added that the men were arrested and that the case was referred to prosecutors.
The force did not name the men or say what charges they were facing.
Men found guilty of same-sex attraction can face fines, floggings, prison time up to life, the death penalty, whipping and deportation.
In a statement on Twitter, Mecca Police wrote: “The man said people attending the event were surprised when a few young men entered the place and tried to perform a ‘gay wedding scene.’”
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