5 Most Dangerous Countries For Gay Travelers

Below you can find list of 5 most dangerous countries for gay travelers. We have to note that this is a subjective ranking with a lot of shortcomings.

5. Mauritania

If you’re a homosexual in Mauritania but you’re a non Muslim, then you don’t have to worry. But if you’re a Muslim, then you can be sentenced to death by stoning. However, the country has a moratorium on the death penalty, and no one has been executed in this respect.

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4. Afghanistan

Afghanistan has its own implementation of the Shariah law, which allows for the death penalty against homosexuals. While it was generally not applied after the end of Taliban rule, there is a sad exception where three people were sentenced to death via wall toppling, with one managing to survive and being allowed to live.

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3. Nigeria

You may find wine and pork to be plentiful in Nigeria, but homosexuality is still strictly discouraged with even its discussion forbidden. In states with Sharia law, a death sentence awaits anyone found guilty.

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2. Saudi Arabia

No surprise to see Saudi Arabia on the list of the most dangerous countries for gay travelers. 100 whips or 1 year in prison is the starting sentence, while Sharia implementation can see the death penalty imposed as well. There are no confirmations on whether this has been carried out, but Saudi Arabia executes a lot of people, mostly for drug crimes, so this wouldn’t be very surprising.

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1. Iran

Topping the list of the 15 most dangerous countries for gay travelers, with the death penalty imposed for such acts. Again, it’s hard to confirm how many executions have actually been carried out but there are reports of such executions taking place.

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