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Mon 7 Feb, 2011
By Sam Bristowe

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Police in Bahrain have reportedly arrested over 100 men taking part in a large gay party that was decribed to be “depraved and decadent.”

Following complaints made by surrounding neighbours police raided a party to find nearly 130 gay men and cross dressers from Bahrain and surrounding Arabian Gulf Countries.

The party, which was filled with men drinking and smoking shisha, was interrupted by undercover police invading the party at a sports hall in the village of Hidd on Muharrag Island at 2.30am on Wednesday.

The complex was then closed on Thursday pending investigation whilst all the men are detained and are being charged with conduct against public morals.

The organisers of the party are being held separately before they must all stand before the Bahrain General Attorney

Although homosexuality is illegal in Bahrain and can result in a prison sentence if broken, the nation has often been seen as one of the more relaxed states within the Gulf.

For those from another country they will have to serve their sentence in Bahrain before being deported back to their country of origin.


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