Bangladesh arrests 27 men “for homosexuality.”

An elite police unit detained the men early Friday in a raid on a community center at Keraniganj, south of the nation’s capital, Dhaka.

“We’ve arrested 27 people for homosexuality. They are homosexuals. They held a get-together there,” an official with the unit told the AFP news agency.

Authorities said the suspects were mostly students aged in their 20s and had traveled from across the country. They were allegedly found with drugs and condoms in their possession.

Police said the 27 may not face charges of homosexuality, which is punishable with life in prison, because they were taken into custody before engaging in sexual activity. But they could still be charged with drug offenses.

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  • WalterBannon

    Coming to France, next year under macron…

  • tom_billesley

    The usual excuse is that the law has been in place since they were part of the British Empire, as if they haven’t had time in make any changes in 70 years.