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A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced a Yemeni blogger to jail and then deportation last week over a social media post supporting equal rights for all. The murderous Saudi regime charged Mohamad al-Bokari with violating public morality. Like other Middle Eastern, Muslim majority countries, Saudi Arabia inflicts barbaric punishments for offences against ‘morality’. Mohamad al-Bokari …

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Big-name DJs, actors, and models all accepted payment to attend an electronic music festival in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia over the weekend. The ‘shameless’ influencers seemed oblivious to the plight of LGBTIQ people, women, religious minorities and others under the oppressive regime of the Al Saud family. David Guetta and Steve Aoki The DJ line-up at …

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Two gay Saudi journalists who were locked in Australian detention have now been released on bridging visas, the men’s lawyer confirmed. The gay couple, known under the pseudonyms Sultan and Nassar, were locked in an Australian detention centre in October after fleeing Saudi Arabia. But while Nassar was released on Friday, Sultan’s release was delayed …

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For two months, gay Saudi journalists Nassar* and Sultan* have remained in Australian detention after fleeing Saudi Arabia. However, the men’s lawyer claims a clerical error meant only one was released on Friday. Here, just.equal spokesperson Ivan-Hinton Teoh pleads for Acting Immigration Minister Alan Tudge (pictured) to reunite the couple before the government’s Christmas break. …

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Only one of the two gay Saudi journalists locked in Australian detention was released by authorities due to a clerical bungle, the pair’s lawyer claims. For two months, the couple who are known only under the pseudonyms Sultan and Nassar, have remained in an Australian detention centre after fleeing Saudi Arabia. But while Nassar was …

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Just.equal co-founder Ivan Hinton-Teoh and Switchboard Victoria CEO Joe Ball spoke on Friday with the two detained gay Saudi men locked up in Australia after fleeing Saudi Arabia. The couple flew to Australia on legitimate visas after fleeing Saudi Arabia. They left their homeland following police investigations into their sexuality. The pair, known as Sultan …

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The Australian Greens have called for the federal government to release two gay journalists who fled Saudi Arabia and are in Australian immigration detention. The pair, known only under the pseudonyms Sultan and Nassar, fled after Saudi authorities allegedly outed them. The couple claimed they were caught up in a crackdown on “dissenting” media. The …

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Two gay Saudi journalists who fled their homeland after Saudi authorities outed them, face an unlimited stay in Australian detention. The two journalists discreetly lived together in the Saudi capital Riyadh. By necessity, they kept their relationship secret in a country that punishes homosexuality with the death sentence. The men have been together for 16 …

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One of the 37 men executed in Saudi Arabia last week reportedly admitted to having gay sex but argued in court that his confession was fabricated. Saudi Arabia executed 37 citizens for alleged terrorism-related crimes, in what was reportedly the country’s largest mass execution since 2016. It has now emerged that one of the men …

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Saudi Arabian school textbooks are teaching children that anal sex leads to natural disasters and corruption in society, according to a US-based hate speech monitoring group. In the report, the US-based Anti-Defamation League (ADL) documented “problematic passages” they’d found in Saudi Arabian state textbooks for the 2018–19 school year. They reported discovering passages encouraging “bigotry …