LIBYA: Muslims threaten mutilation and death for 12 homosexuals taken from a party in Tripoli

An Islamic group calling itself the ‘Private Deterrent Force’, which is believed to be part of the  fundamentalist Nawasi militia, has posted images of the alleged homosexuals on its Facebook page, whom they abducted  at a private party in Tripoli’s Ain Zara district  One picture (below) shows them, heads covered, standing with their hands against a wall.

Many believe that Ambassador Chris Stevens’ executioners knew he was a homosexual before they raped and killed him.

Libya Herald (h/t TROP)  At the time of writing, the picture had received 315 ‘likes’ and had received comments such as “flog them hard”, “lets see the bullets”, and “ride them like camels”. Accompanying text describes the men as “the third sex” and says that they are to be mutilated and executed.

The posting has also attracted comment from Human Rights Watch Libya, which has asked for the men to be treated humanely and handed over to the civil authorities. HRW Libya has also shared the image on their Facebook page, pointing out that the men are over 18 and were at a private party.

The Nawasi brigade has previously been linked to the desecration of Sufi shrines in Tripoli and claims to be under the authority of the Ministry of Interior.