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He was subsequently convicted and sentenced to a long prison term.

According to the prosecutor, the Prince sexually and physically abused his servant as well as paid other men for sexual services.

Harassment or violence against LGBT people is not addressed in any bias motivated or hate crime law.

Advocacy for LGBT rights is illegal within the kingdom.

International protests from human rights organizations prompted some Saudi officials within the Saudi Arabian embassy in Washington D. to unofficially and incorrectly imply that their kingdom will only use the death penalty when someone has been convicted of child molestation, rape, sexual assault, murder or engaging in anything deemed to be a form of political advocacy.

In 2010, Prince Saud bin Abdulaziz bin Nasir al Saud was charged with the murder of his male companion while on holiday in London.

In the 1980s, Saudi King Khaled issued numerous royal decrees designed to secure support among religious fundamentalists in the aftermath of an uprising of religious extremists in 1979, known as the Grand Mosque seizure.

In May 2005, the government arrested 92 men for homosexuality, who were given sentences ranging from fines to prison sentences of several months and lashings.If muḥṣan [commonly translated as "adulterer" but technically meaning someone who has had legal intercourse, but who may or may not currently be married] and free [not a slave], one must be stoned to death, while a free bachelor must be punished with 100 lashes and banished for a year." Sodomy is proven either by the perpetrator confessing four times or by the testimony of four trustworthy Muslim men, who were eyewitnesses to the act.If there are fewer than four witnesses, or if one is not upstanding, then they are all to be chastised with 80 lashes for slander.The Saudi prince was subsequently transferred back to Saudi Arabia as part of a British-Saudi prisoner exchange deal In 2011–2012 the Saudi newspaper Okaz announced that the government had arrested over 260 people for the crime of homosexuality over a one-year period.According to the official report, the men were caught cross-dressing, wearing ladies makeup and trying to pick up other men.

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