Militants in Yemen kill man suspected of being gay

Yemeni security official say militants have shot dead a 20-year-old man suspected of being gay in the latest attack targeting homosexuals in the conservative Muslim country.


Security officials say at least 33 people have been killed in similar attacks in the past two years. Most of the extrajudicial killings took place in the southern province of Abyan in 2011 when al-Qaeda was in control of large swaths of territory. Homosexuality is not a punishable crime in Yemen, but is viewed as forbidden by society. (AP)


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