News (UAE): "Forced Medical Treatment of UAE Homosexuals" - U.S. Department of State
Sean McCormack, Spokesman
November 28, 2005
Forced Medical Treatment of UAE Homosexuals
The United States condemns the arrest of a dozen same-sex couples in the United Arab Emirates and a statement by the Interior Ministry spokesman that they will be subjected to government-ordered hormone and psychological treatment.
The arrest of these individuals is part of a string of recent group arrests of homosexuals in the UAE. We call on the government of the United Arab Emirates to immediately stop any ordered hormone and psychological treatment and to comply with the standards of international law.
Released on November 28, 2005
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