Yousouf Mindkar, director of public health at the Kuwaiti health ministry, said that the routine clinical screening of expatriates coming into the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC) will include tests to identify LGBT people who will then be banned from entering the country, reports The International Business Times.
“Health centres conduct the routine medical check to assess the health of the expatriates when they come into the GCC countries,” Mindkar told local daily Al Rai.
“However, we will take stricter measures that will help us detect gays who will be then barred from entering Kuwait or any of the GCC member states,” he added.
‘Homosexual acts’ are banned in all the GCC member countries, which include Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Those found guilty of committing ‘homosexual acts’ can face up to 10 years in jail.
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