Entry #184: Homosexual activity in Saudi Arabia

Current Version

RegionSaudi Arabia
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusIllegal (other penalty)
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.
Sourceshttps://www.humandignitytrust.org/country-profile/saudi-arabia/
Reports (1)
  • Newer law has been passed "Death is also a legal punishment "


Revision History (3)

Revision by beeurd

Old Value New Value (Current)
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/

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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