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Libya: Gay men speak out about abductions and beatings by Islamic militia

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Pink News UK
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December 3, 2012
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Gay men in Libya have spoken out about the largest and most powerful militia brigade, and claim that men have been arrested, and assaulted by them, just for being gay. The Times reported that the Nawasi militia brigade in Tripoli are to blame for the abductions and beatings, and witnesses said such arrests are commonplace in the country’s capital. The city’s largest and most powerful brigade officially work under the authority of the Ministry of Interior, and, according to witnesses, were taking people away just for being gay.