Police are torturing gay Iraqis to death by gluing their anuses shut and inducing diarrhea, according to reports emerging from Iraq.
The reports, which originate from the Emirates-based media network Al-Arabiya, indicate that some captured gay men are having a type of super-glue squirted into their anuses. The glue bonds skin instantly and requires surgery to remove. The gay man is then allegedly forced to drink a liquid that induces diarrhea, causing a slow and agonising death.
Cellphone videos of the torture deaths are reportedly circulating throughout Iraq. Shiite Muslim leaders recently issued a decree declaiming homosexuals and Sunni leaders have been broadcasting calls for the murder of gay men.
The superglue claim comes from a report by Emirates-based media network Al-Arabiya. An Iraqi police official says there is no evidence for these crimes and we do not know the motives of the killers and we do not know the intentions of those killed. The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission is unable to substantiate the claims through independent sources. The Los Angeles Times reports that posters have appeared in Baghdad’s Sadr City suburbs threatening the lives of homosexuals.
Iraqi gay rights activists claim at least 60 gay men have been killed in their country so far this year. Meanwhile, the BBC has recently reported on what it headlines the lives of hell lived by gay men in Iraq.