Doctor arrested for flying a LGBT flag in Saudi Arabia

A doctor in Saudi Arabia was arrested after flying a rainbow flag above his home. The man told officials that he was unaware that the flag had any LGBT symbolism and that he bought the flag because one of his children said it had “pretty colors”.


Local media reported that the man was released from jail after an investigation and agreeing to remove the flag.


Homosexuality remains highly illegal under Saudi Arabia’s sharia law.


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