Saudi Arabia police say they have arrested several young men who last week appeared in a what was described online as a “gay wedding” video.
In the video, the men are sprayed with confetti as they walk side by side on a carpet at an outdoor venue. One of them seems to be wearing a long bridal veil.
On Monday night, Mecca Police said they had identified “the cross-dresser and other people involved in the incident”.
While Saudi Arabia has no written laws concerning sexual orientation or gender identity, judges use principles of Islamic law to sanction people suspected of extra-marital sexual relations, homosexual sex or other “immoral” acts.