October 4, 2017

US sides with ISIS on death penalty for being gay

Independent, UK - The US failed to back a United Nations resolution to condemn death penalty sentences against gay people for having sex, because it feared it could lead to executions being banned in America.

The Donald Trump administration failed to support the motion along with countries where the practice is legal, including in Saudi Arabia. Offenders there are stoned to death in public.

Extremists in Isis-held territory in Iraq and Syria also hand down the death penalty for same-sex relations. It includes offenders being thrown alive from buildings, video footage shows.

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