A Kuwaiti tourist has been convicted and fined for having gay sex with a Bahrain Defence Force (BDF) recruit.

The Lower Criminal Court in Manama handed the unnamed 23 year old man a 100 Bahrain Dollar fine after he was found naked in a car with a 22 year old Bahraini on the seafront in February.

He pleaded guilty to immoral acts in public and told the court it all happened because he was drunk. The policeman who discovered the pair said, “At 3.30am, I was on patrol duty in the Manama area and we saw a Honda car parked near the beach in a way that aroused our suspicion.

“We stopped our patrol car at a distance and got out to check what was going on.

“When we got closer we saw two naked men trying to put their clothes back on.

“Later on we found out that one of them is a BDF military man, who admitted that he had sex with the Kuwaiti.”

The Kuwaiti has been remanded in custody awaiting a medical examination, while the serviceman has been handed back to the BDF who will hold an inquiry.

Homosexuality is a crime in Bahrain.