Ali al-Dabbagh, Prime Minister Maliki's spokesperson has denied organized persecution against the LGBT community but has suggested that members of the community keep their homosexuality private in order to avoid persecution. Egypt is widely regarded as being the biggest jailer of gay men — the New York Times estimated at least LGBT people have been arrested since while LGBT blog 76 crimes estimates that that number could be closer to A few weeks ago, a homosexual man came to us asking for help because he had been harassed and beaten up by people in the street. If a man copulates with his equal from the rear, he becomes the leader among his peers and brothers. At year's end[,] authorities had not announced any other arrests or prosecutions of any persons for violence against LGBT individuals, including cases reported in This is what happened to me. Even political parties that might otherwise be supportive of LGBT rights are unlikely to campaign on an issue which will alienate so many people.
While not de jure illegal, waves of harassment and violence against LGBT people came from family members and other Iraqis who felt the need to punish people for violating traditional Islamic mores.
LGBT rights in Iraq
The human rights organisation Rasan is set to cover the walls of their city in new murals, designed to raise awareness of the rights of LGBT people and encourage dialogue within their mainly Sunni Kurdish society. Although homosexuality was illegal under Saddam Hussein, his overthrow by the US-led invasion in has seen the growth of armed groups with financial and ideological links to the Islamic Republic of Iran, a country responsible for more than 5, executions of LGBT people since Paragraph — Insult is the imputation to another of something dishonorable or disrespectful or the hurting of his feelings even though it does not include an imputation to him of a particular matter. Paragraph — 1 The following persons are punishable by a period of detention not exceeding 3 months plus a fine not exceeding 30 dinars or by one of those penalties: Previously, Rasan painted the walls of schools in Sulaymaniyah with pro-LGBT murals, hoping to spread ideas to the younger generation.
Images of gay men being thrown from buildings in Mosul filtered into the media, another addition to the litany of abuses carried out by the group. My profile Contribute Logout. He says things are improving but there are still challenges: In Augustthe Shiite religious leader and politician Moqtada al-Sadr publicly called on his supporters to stop violence against homosexuals, a move praised by several human rights organisations including Human Rights Watch. Paragraph — Any person who commits an immodest act in public is punishable by a period of detention not exceeding 6 months plus a fine not exceeding 50 dinars or by one of those penalties.