Iraqi police / Shia blamed for harassment, molestation, murder [video]

Posted by JD Uy
April 19, 2009 10:56 AM |

''The campaign started in 2004, but now it's very much worse. They kill the gays, they beat them up... I have a lot of friends that have been killed - 15 or 16, something like that, too much.... they detain us and question us, and they want to touch me, yes, to molest me.''

A gay man living in Baghdad speaking anonymously to BBC News. The report points to the Interior Ministry, Shia leadership, and ''family honor'' as triggers for the mistreatment of gays in Iraq. (BBC)

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