Iraqi police 'crackdown' on gays continues, protest by UK + USA needed

Published: July 14, 2010

Following the June Iraqi police raid on an LGBT run safe house in the city of Kerbala, Interior Ministry forces have raided a male beauty parlour in Baghdad seizing five gay men.

The new raid happened 25 June on a house used as a business for services such as waxing and massage in the Baghdad district of Karada.

Such services have long been used in a country with a body building tradition.

Iraqi media coverage, which included three days of TV reports, however described the house as used for prostitution.

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