Prison term for two men kissing in Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates
United Arab Emirates
Two men in Abu Dhabi were sentenced to six months in prison, followed by deportation, for kissing on a public widewalk, the Emirates 24/7 website reported.

They were charged with public indecency under United Arab Emirates law.

Two years ago, a straight British couple was similarly sentenced to one month in prison for kissing in a restaurant in the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai.

They were convicted of “inappropriate behavior and illegal drinking,” the Huffington Post reported.

Written by Colin Stewart

Colin Stewart is a 45-year journalism veteran living in Southern California. He is the president of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, which supports LGBTQ+ rights advocacy journalism, and editor/publisher of Erasing 76 Crimes. Contact him at


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