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Iraqi Gays Face Gruesome Torture / Murder Technique

By: DOUG IRELAND
Gay City News

GLN permalink posted May 6, 2009

As the murder campaign targeting Iraqi gays intensifies, a leading Arabic television network last week revealed the use of a horrifying new form of lethal torture against Iraqi gay men - anti-gay Shiite death squads are sealing their anuses with a powerful glue, then inducing diarrhea, which leads to a painful and agonizing death.

The use of this stomach-turning new torture was first reported by the Al Arabiya network, which is headquartered in the United Arab Emirates and was alerted to the story by a leading Iraqi feminist and human rights activist.

Continue reading Doug Ireland's article at:
http://tinyurl.com/camjnp

A week ago at the height of publicity about these tortures and murders in Baghdad, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a surprise visit to the city, but neither she nor anyone else in the Obama administration has made any comment, let alone protest, about these murders by forces allied with that country's U.S.-sponsored government.

Around the world Sunday, May 17th is commemorated as International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO). Here in Chicago, the Gay Liberation Network is organizing a protest to mark IDAHO by focusing on the gruesome torture and murder of gays in U.S.-occupied Iraq.

Our protest will focus on the Obama administration's failure to speak out against these human rights atrocities that have the at least tacit support of a government closely allied with the United States. Please join us near the Chicago residence of President Obama:

2 PM -- Sunday, May 17

5100 S. Greenwood Avenue

For more information, email Rufnel@aol.com



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