Iraqi actor tortured and murdered for ‘appearing gay’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL GAY MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Karar Noshi, an Iraqi actor and model, was tortured and murdered for “appearing” gay.

Noshi, whose sexual identity is publicly unknown, was nicknamed the “Beauty King” of Iraq. Noshi was reportedly targeted for his long hair and wearing tight-fitting clothing.

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Electric shocks: Chechen gay men recount days of torture

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MOSCOW (AP) – Anzor was lying on a dirty floor as a man in army boots jumped on his back. His agony worsened when his captors started torturing him with electric shocks.

“It’s a feeling like they are breaking every bone of every joint in your body at the same time,” he said.

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Transgender death in Saudi Arabia prompts call for inquiry

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP)- Human Rights Watch is calling on Saudi Arabia to investigate the death of a Pakistani transgender woman who had been detained by police in the capital, Riyadh, following a raid on a private gathering.

The rights organization says a family member claims the transgender woman was tortured in custody.

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