My friends have been locked up for weeks and had their heads shaved – just for looking like they might be gay

Damning testimonies that reveal the truth behind the expensive PR gloss

It’s barbaric, like something from the Middle Ages My father and brothers beat me with broom handles because they said I didn’t walk like a man A prominent figure killed his son by tying him up in a car and setting fire to it

Qatar: The Toxic World Cup

WHEN he was about 13 or 14, Rafiq’s father and brothers beat him with broom handles in the hope of correcting what they called his ‘effeminate’ way of walking. Rafiq, who is gay, says that over time his behaviour became a source of ‘terrible shame for...

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