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Health officiaL: Kuwait may use exams to 'detect' gay expatriates

Oct. 7, 2013 at 9:37 AM   |   Comments

KUWAIT CITY, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Health officials in Kuwait say they may soon use "stricter" clinical screening of expatriates to "detect gays" and ban them from entering the country.

Homosexuality is banned in Kuwait and punishable by up to 10 years in prison, Gulf News reported.

Yousuf Mindkar, the director of public health at the Kuwaiti Health Ministry, said:

"Health centers conduct the routine medical check to assess the health of the expatriates when they come into the [Gulf Cooperation Council] 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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