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Iran executes another gay man.....

pirate | 15.11.2006 16:20 | Gender | Repression | Social Struggles | London | World

News posted on -Nov 15th...

Responses from UK campaign groups will be forthcoming no doubt.

Let's also not hear from the usual lefty sourcers about it all being a cia 'plot' .This has been well and truly debuncked. Nor that we should bite our lips cos of the current 'world' situ and Iran...

It''s also a test for Bliar and his supposed wanting help in Iraq... Iran should stop attacking ALL minorities whether or not they 'help' in Iraq...(pirate)

Iran hangs another gay man
Stewart Who?, GAY.COM
Wednesday 15 November, 2006 13:08 | More from this date | Today's headlines

A gay Iranian man was hanged in public on Tuesday in the western city of Kermanshah on the charge of sodomy, according to website Iranfocus.

Shahab Darvishi was charged with organising a “corruption ring”, deliberate assault, and “lavat”, which means homosexual relationship between two men or sodomy, the official news agency IRNA reported.

Darvishi was hanged in the evening in Kermanshah’s “Freedom Square” in front of hundreds of people, the report said. The audience allegedly cheered the man's excecution.

Amnesty International has said there were 94 executions in Iran in 2005.

Under Iran’s Islamic Penal Code, gay sex between consenting adults is a capital crime and official Iranian sources express hostility to all gay culture and expressions of love. A state radio commentary on March 7, 2005 slammed gay marriages in Western countries.

Ayatollah Ebrahim Amini, an influential cleric, said in his Friday-prayer sermon in Qom that gay and lesbian marriages reflect a weakness of Western culture, state television reported on July 13, 2002.

Ayatollah Ali Meshkini in his Friday-prayer sermon in Qom criticised the German Green Party for being pro-homosexual, state television reported on April 29, 2000.




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