Gay Man Jailed in Qatar Provisionally Freed Pending Investigation

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03/21/2024

A gay British-Mexican, who was entrapped by police in Qatar on Grindr, has been provisionally released from prison after a global campaign for his freedom. Manuel Guerrero Aviña was arrested and jailed in the capital Doha by local police after being lured to a meeting on 4 February. A former British Airways manager, the 44-year-old was allegedly denied access to his ARV medication which, as a man living with HIV, put his health and life at risk. A campaign to free Manuel was mounted by his brother, Enrique, and saw several protests in Mexico and the UK calling for his release.

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