Six Months in Jail for the "Crime" of Kissing
Two men, one European, one Asian, have lost an appeal to their conviction for the crime of "committing an indecent act in a public place," in Abu Dhabi.
They have been sentenced to six months in prison each for kissing each other on the mouth on a street in the capital of the United Arab Emirates.
Their names have not been released.
The men have denied the accusation, which was made by a man who was driving by at the time. The men claim that the European man simply kissed his friend on the head, as an affectionate gesture of goodbye.
Their defense attorney maintained that their accuser had given contradictory statements.
The men will now be forced to complete the six month sentences, after which they will be deported.
source: Greg Hernandez, Gay Star News GSN