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October 8, 2013

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Gulf states test against gays

"A medical test being developed by Kuwait will be used to 'detect' homosexuals and prevent them from entering the country or any of the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC), according to a Kuwaiti government official. GCC member countries Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates already deem homosexual acts unlawful. This controversial stance is being toughened, according to Yousouf Mindkar, the director of public health at the Kuwaiti health ministry. He told Kuwait newspaper Al Rai: 'Health centres conduct the routine medical check to assess the health of the expatriates when they come into the GCC countries. However, we will take stricter measures that will help us detect gays who will be then barred from entering Kuwait or any of the GCC member states.'"

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