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I was beaten up by Turkish police and jailed because I looked gay

A Portuguese man claims he was arrested in Turkey and kept in a squalid prison for nearly three weeks because he ‘looked gay’.

Miguel Alvaro was solo holidaying in Istanbul last month when he went out to meet a friend for lunch and became lost.

He asked police for directions but unbeknownst to him there was a gay rights parade nearby, which was unsanctioned by authorities. Read the full story here ▶