When 15-year-old Nasser El-Ahmed came out as gay to his parents, he never expected how his father would respond.
The teen's father beat him, poured boiling water over him and threatened to ram a knife into his throat.
The uncle of the Lebanese teen born in Berlin also doused him in petrol and threatened to set him on fire.
He called the teen several homophobic slurs, including 'pansy', and would beat him with cables.
Speaking to Bild newspaper, the now 18-year-old El-Ahmed said he 'paralyzed' with fear after coming out.