Police in Bangladesh have raided a meeting of a local gay group and accused the attendees of being in possession of illegal drugs. Bangladesh’s notorious Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) raided the gathering in Dhaka on May 19, arrested 28 men, paraded them in front of the media while saying they were gay, and accused them of drug possession. Police said that the men were found with condoms and lubrication but because they were not observed having sex they would not be charged with engaging in homosexual activities. Homosexual sex is illegal in the country, and those found guilty can be sent to prison for up to ten years.
May 28 / OUT in Perth