Kuwaiti and Syrian Men Arrested for Committing Lewd Sexual Acts

Kuwaiti Police on Monday said they arrested two men, a Kuwaiti citizen and a Syrian expatriate, after police caught them red-handed for committing a lewd act inside a car.

According to police, during interrogations they found that the Syrian man was the victim, and was forced to engage in sexual relations, Gulf News reported.

“The Kuwait man promised the Syrian man to get him a driving license if he agrees to engage in sexual intercourse with him” the agency added.

Their case has been referred to the public prosecution for further legal procedure, the agency reported without disclosing their names, ages and the place where they were detained.

Article 193 of the Kuwaiti Penal Code criminalizes consensual intercourse between men of full age (21 and above) with a term of imprisonment of up to seven years.

Moreover Kuwaiti’s Article 198 prohibits public immorality by making a “lewd signal” in a public place.

Meanwhile, Kuwait reported that more than 27,200 expat workers have left Kuwait’s local labor market in three months. According to recent statistics by the Central Administration of Statistics the number of foreign workers in the market was 1,479,545 last December and it has dropped to 1,452,344 three months later.

Despite the decrease in the number of expats, the Egyptian community is still maintaining the top spot in the local labor market, followed by Indians, Bangladeshis in third place, then the Pakistanis, Filipinos, Syrians, Nepalese, Jordanians and Iranians.

According to a report published by Al Anba newspaper last December, Kuwait has been ranked the worst destination for expats for the seventh time in eight years, coming in last place in the Expat Insider survey (59th out of 59 countries).

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