Kuwait wants to screen for gay people
According to the latest news from Kuwait, the gulf nation’s director of public health, Yousuf Mindkar, has stated he wants to screen expats entering the country to detect if they are gay. If found to be so, he plans to ban them from entering Kuwait.
The screening tests would be run as part of routine checks to assess the health of expatriates planning to return to the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) member nation.
Mindkar told the Kuwaiti local daily paper the Al Rai “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.”
Homosexuality is illegal in all of the GCC member countries, which include Bahrain, Kuwait Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Kuwait’s penal code punishes men over the age of 21 with up to seven years imprisonment if they are found guilty of practicing homosexuality.
To date there is no information on what these 'routine' health checks will be.