Iraqi LGBTs Face Unfair Treatment And Violence

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"Iraqi LGBTs Face Unfair Treatment And Violence"

A new report from the United Nations Commission for Human Rights suggests that members of Iraq’s LGBT community are still facing violence, particularly because “homosexuality is largely taboo in Iraq and seen as incompatible with the country’s culture and religion.” One report documents the police kidnapping of six people (three men, one woman, and two transgender people) who were arrested and allegedly tortured.


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