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Gay Somali Teen Stoning Death In Doubt Over Fraudulent Photos

somaliaThe story of a Somali teen being stoned to death in front of his fellow villagers has been cast in doubt due to the veracity of the photos used.

According to LGBTQNation:

[A]ll of the photographs purported to be of the stoning, were copied from unrelated incidents dating as far back as 2008, and were taken from stories previously reported by Associated Press, Reuters and Al Jazerra.

It is possible that the violent incident did occur as Somalia is one of 78 countries in which homosexuality is illegal. However, according to a 2010 Human Rights Report from the U.S. State Department, “there were no reports of societal violence or discrimination based on sexual orientation.”

Somali Gay Community — the LGBT group that originally reported the teen’s death — has not removed the story or the unrelated photos. Identity Kenya, which acknowledged that they were unable to verify the story, has since removed the photos.

On:           Mar 21, 2013
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    • Spike

      But if it was on the internet/Queerty, it has to be true, right?!!?

      Mar 21, 2013 at 11:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • viveutvivas

      Does it really matter why those murders occurred? They are still as barbaric.

      Mar 21, 2013 at 12:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MuscleModelBlog.com

      If the pictures of the stoning are from 2008, are they from a stoning that was a punishment for sodomy? Or something completely unrelated?

      Mar 21, 2013 at 3:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • IJelly

      This story is not fake. The stoning did happen and it happened recently.

      AP broke the story and when a gay group in Somalia heard about it they posted some backdated photos to their facebook page.


      Mar 21, 2013 at 4:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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