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Iraqi gays tortured, murdered: rights group
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Monday, August 17, 2009

Iraqi militias are torturing and killing "hundreds" of men in a growing, systematic campaign against suspected homosexual activity that may be aided by Iraqi security forces, an international human rights group said Monday.

The bodies of several gay men were found in Baghdad's main Shia district of Sadr City earlier this year with the Arabic words for "pervert" and "puppy" - considered derogatory terms for homosexuals in Iraq - written on their chests, according to a report released Monday by Human Rights Watch.

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