Police arrest 11 more suspects in homosexual activities’ case – Suspects tested for HIV infection

This handout photo shows eight person that police said they arrested inside a massage parlor where homosexual activities were being practiced.  (Left) Two other suspects arrested yesterday on charges of engaging in homosexual activities in Kuwait.(Right) A third suspect arrested yesterday on the same charges

This handout photo shows eight person that police said they arrested inside a massage parlor where homosexual activities were being practiced. (Left) Two other suspects arrested yesterday on charges of engaging in homosexual activities in Kuwait.(Right) A third suspect arrested yesterday on the same charges

KUWAIT: Following up the case concerning the arrest of a number of people infected with communicable diseases and involved in homosexual activities, residency detectives arrested three suspects while attempting to escape from the country through the airport. Investigations proved that the three – an Iranian, Egyptian and a bedoon – had sex with an Egyptian homosexual person who was arrested earlier. Examinations proved the Egyptian who was arrested earlier has AIDS, and attempted to leave the country after coming to Kuwait at the invitation of a health club. Tests are being done on the rest of the suspects.

Meanwhile, the department received information about a massage parlor where homosexual activities were being practiced, so a team was formed and arrested eight employees – four Syrians, three Filipinos and an Indian. There were minors among the suspects caught. The suspects were in violation of residency law, and confessed to working in the parlor to have sex with customers for money. All those arrested were sent to concerned authorities for tests, and all those who were in contact with them are being sought.

Hazardous material leak
Industrial Shuwaikh Fire Center responded to a call about a leak in a Sabah Hospital laboratory. Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hazardous Material Center also responded, after a pipe broke and leaked dangerous material in the lab. Firemen evacuated the first floor of the hospital, and the material was diluted and siphoned using hazmat equipment. No injuries were reported.

No injuries in fire
Firemen put out a fire that broke out in a five-storey building in Mirqab. Capital, Hilali and technical rescue centers responded. Smoke had spread in the building, so firemen had to evacuate it. The fire was in the kitchen of a second-floor flat, and it was put out without injuries.

Violating houses
Kuwait Municipality branches in Hawally and Jahra cut power supplies to nine violating houses. The public relations department said 25 violating houses were found in Hawally governorate and 45 houses in Jahra, and their power supplies will be cut in the coming days. The department said that the 25 violating houses included five where owners had built additional floors, besides 20 houses that had a high density of flats. In Jahra, power was cut to eight houses, with the rest of the homes soon to follow.

Municipality crackdowns
Kuwait Municipality launched inspection campaigns in the six governorates on food stores, restaurants, cooperatives and supermarkets as part of a media campaign by the public relations department in preparation for the holy month of Ramadan, under the slogan “your health is our concern.” The Mubarakiya center carried out an inspection campaign at the fish market in Mubarakiya Market. The campaign was carried out on the instructions of Director General Ahmad Al-Manfouhi, and seeks to increase supervisory campaigns to make sure about quality of foodstuff sold to the public. The campaign resulted in destroying 22 kg of Saudi fish and issuing 19 citations.

By Hanan Al-Saadoun

This article was published on 30/05/2016