Report: 12 gay men face execution by Libyan militia

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The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is monitoring a report from Libya, where 12 men said to be gay may face execution.

GLAAD’s website, referring to a post from the Gay Star News, said a militia in Libya has taken into custody the dozen men who attended a private party in Ain Zara, a suburb of Tripoli, on Nov. 22.

The militia’s “special deterrence unit” posted a photograph of the men, along with threats to mutiliate and kill the men, on a Facebook page that was created on Nov. 20. Comments on the page are encouraging violence but at least one, from Human Rights Watch Libya, urges the militia to turn the men over to civil authorities.

The militia, according to GSN, appears to be a group of extreme Salafists.