Entry #184: Homosexual activity in Saudi Arabia

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RegionSaudi Arabia
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusIllegal (death penalty as punishment)
Start DateSep 23, 1932
End Datenow
DescriptionWhile Saudi Arabia has no specific law banning homosexuality, it does use Sharia law as a framework. Punishment for those who are convicted varies between flogging and imprisonment. Those who are convicted twice face an automatic execution. Under Saudi Arabian interpretation of Sharia, a Non Muslim male who engages sexual relations with a Muslim male could face the Capital Punishment , married men who have sex with another men could also face execution by stoning for the offense of adultery . While sex between Muslim men is is sentenced by Flogging on the first offence. Second conviction merits execution.
Sourceshttps://www.humandignitytrust.org/country-profile/saudi-arabia/
Reports (1)
  • Newer law has been passed


Revision History (9)

Revision by LGBT_southeastasian

Old Value New Value (Current)
NoteWhile Saudi Arabia has no specific law banning homosexuality, it does use Sharia law as a framework. Punishment for those who are convicted varies between flogging and imprisonment. Those who are convicted twice face an automatic execution. Under Saudi Arabian interpretation of Sharia, a Non Muslim male who engages sexual relations with a Muslim male could face the Capital Punishment , married men who have sex with another men could also face execution by stoning for an offense of adultery . While sex between Muslim men is is sentenced by Flogging on the first offence. Second conviction merits execution.While Saudi Arabia has no specific law banning homosexuality, it does use Sharia law as a framework. Punishment for those who are convicted varies between flogging and imprisonment. Those who are convicted twice face an automatic execution. Under Saudi Arabian interpretation of Sharia, a Non Muslim male who engages sexual relations with a Muslim male could face the Capital Punishment , married men who have sex with another men could also face execution by stoning for the offense of adultery . While sex between Muslim men is is sentenced by Flogging on the first offence. Second conviction merits execution.

Revision by LGBT_southeastasian

Old Value New Value
NoteWhile Saudi Arabia has no specific law banning homosexuality, it does use Sharia law as a framework. Punishment for those who are convicted varies between flogging and imprisonment. Those who are convicted twice face an automatic execution. Under Saudi Arabian interpretation of Sharia, a Non Muslim male who engages sexual relations with a Muslim male could face the Capital Punishment. While sex between Muslim men is is sentenced by Flogging. While Saudi Arabia has no specific law banning homosexuality, it does use Sharia law as a framework. Punishment for those who are convicted varies between flogging and imprisonment. Those who are convicted twice face an automatic execution. Under Saudi Arabian interpretation of Sharia, a Non Muslim male who engages sexual relations with a Muslim male could face the Capital Punishment , married men who have sex with another men could also face execution by stoning for an offense of adultery . While sex between Muslim men is is sentenced by Flogging on the first offence. Second conviction merits execution.

Revision by LGBT_southeastasian

Old Value New Value
ValueIllegal (other penalty)Illegal (death penalty as punishment)

Revision by Muhammadaji2022

Old Value New Value
NoteWhile Saudi Arabia has no specific law banning homosexuality, it does use Sharia law as a framework. Punishment for those who are convicted varies between flogging and imprisonment. Those who are convicted twice face automatic execution. Under Saudi Arabian interpretation of Sharia, a Non Muslim male who engages sexual relations with a Muslim male could face the Capital Punishment. While sex between Muslim men is is sentenced by Flogging. While Saudi Arabia has no specific law banning homosexuality, it does use Sharia law as a framework. Punishment for those who are convicted varies between flogging and imprisonment. Those who are convicted twice face an automatic execution. Under Saudi Arabian interpretation of Sharia, a Non Muslim male who engages sexual relations with a Muslim male could face the Capital Punishment. While sex between Muslim men is is sentenced by Flogging.

Revision by Muhammadaji2022

Old Value New Value
NoteWhile Saudi Arabia has no specific law banning homosexuality, it does use Sharia law as a framework. Punishment for those who are convicted varies between flogging and imprisonment. Those who are convicted twice face automatic execution.While Saudi Arabia has no specific law banning homosexuality, it does use Sharia law as a framework. Punishment for those who are convicted varies between flogging and imprisonment. Those who are convicted twice face automatic execution. Under Saudi Arabian interpretation of Sharia, a Non Muslim male who engages sexual relations with a Muslim male could face the Capital Punishment. While sex between Muslim men is is sentenced by Flogging.

Revision by Muhammadaji2022

Old Value New Value
NoteWhile Saudi Arabia has no specific law banning homosexuality, it does use Sharia law as a framework. Punishment for those who are convicted varies between flogging and imprisonment.While Saudi Arabia has no specific law banning homosexuality, it does use Sharia law as a framework. Punishment for those who are convicted varies between flogging and imprisonment. Those who are convicted twice face automatic execution.

Revision by beeurd

Old Value New Value
ValueIllegal (death penalty as punishment)Illegal (other penalty)
NoteNot legal. Second offense warrants execution whereas a prison sentences, lashing or execution may be used as punishment for first time offenders.While Saudi Arabia has no specific law banning homosexuality, it does use Sharia law as a framework. Punishment for those who are convicted varies between flogging and imprisonment.
Sourceshttp://www.servat.unibe.ch/icl/sa00000_.htmlhttps://www.humandignitytrust.org/country-profile/saudi-arabia/
Reports (1)
  • Newer law has been passed "Death is also a legal punishment "

Revision by vviet93

Old Value New Value
ValueIllegal (imprisonment as punishment)Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
NoteNot legalNot legal. Second offense warrants execution whereas a prison sentences, lashing or execution may be used as punishment for first time offenders.
Reports (6)
  • Newer law has been passed "You can search everywhere you wont find an actual gay death penalty, now its just jail for a bit"
  • Status is not correct
  • Status is not correct "I’m saudi, this is not true :| ??? ??????"
  • Status is not correct
  • Status is not correct "No one has ever been executed for homosexuality activity."
  • Status is not correct

Revision by vviet93

Old Value (Original) New Value
Start Date0000-01-011932-09-23
NoteNot legal
Sourceshttp://www.servat.unibe.ch/icl/sa00000_.html
Reports (2)
  • Status is not correct "Homosexuality is punishable by death in Saudi Arabia."
  • Status is not correct "The punishment is up to death"

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