A disturbing article indeed! The claim that the Ministry of the Interior is actively out to rid Iraq of all gay men is frightening but not that surprising given the general collapse since the US-led attack in 2003.
It`s beginning to look like the US and UK have done the same in Libya. And minorities in Egypt are fearful, too.
My government cynically uses the abuse of human rights to attack countries like Syria, Iran, but ignores them in other dictatorships like Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States.
The classic example was Pakistan under the brutal rule of General Musharaf post 9/11; where human rights protesters were regarded as a 'security' issue; as establishment professions like doctors, lawyers, and even judges marched on the streets against the government`s oppression!
All these so called 'liberations' have a dark side as more democratic governance can actually unleash ancient emnities .