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Gays Face Witch Hunt in Iraq

Gays, called “puppies,” are coming under increasing attack in Iraq — gang-raped by policemen at checkpoints, hunted down by militiamen and, in the worst cases, murdered in “honor killings” by their own families or by shadowy vigilantes. A BBC investigation has found that law enforcement agencies are complicit in the systematic and organized violence against gays, which the country’s Western-backed government refuses to acknowledge. In an ironic twist, gays speak fondly of Saddam Hussein, saying they enjoyed more freedom and tolerance under his despotic regime than they do nowadays. H/T theifilestv

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