Sonntag, Juli 24, 2005


Iranian teens executed for homosexuality
Christopher Curtis, PlanetOut Network
published Thursday, July 21, 2005

Iran publicly executed two teenagers on Tuesday accusing them of raping a 13-year-old boy and having gay sex, according to Iran's ISNA news agency.

The two teenagers were hanged in Edalat (Justice) Square in Mashhad, Iran's second-largest city. They were only identified by their initials, M.A. and A.M.

Before their execution, the teenagers were held in prison for 14 months and lashed 228 times.

Ruhollah Rezazadeh, the lawyer for the youngest teenager, appealed to Tehran's Supreme Court, saying his client was too young to be executed, but the court ordered him hanged.

While the teens admitted to having sex with each other, the London-based gay human rights group OutRage! believes the admissions were coerced under torture.

OutRage! also doubts that the 13-year-old was raped, noting that the crime was not mentioned by some key news agencies. The organization believes the alleged rape to be either a trumped-up charge or, it suggests, the 13-year-old was a willing participant.

"This is just the latest barbarity by the Islamo-fascists in Iran," said OutRage! spokesperson Peter Tatchell.

"The entire country is a gigantic prison, with Islamic rule sustained by detention without trial, torture and state-sanctioned murder," Tatchell said.

Iran enforces Islamic Sharia law, which demands the death penalty for gay sex. Under the Iranian penal code, girls as young as nine and boys as young as 15 can be executed.

Members of Iran's parliament hailing from the northeastern city of Mashad complained Wednesday about news coverage of the deaths.

"Instead of paying tribute to the action of the judiciary, the media are mentioning the age of the hanged criminals and creating a commotion that harms the interests of the state," said ultraconservative deputy Ali Asgari in a quote published by Iran Focus.

"Even if certain Web sites made a reference to their age, journalists should not pursue this. These individuals were corrupt. Their sentence was carried out with the approval of the judiciary, and it served them right," he said.


Blogger Spencer said...

What the fuck this is not right! Somebody needed to step up and stop this. Damn goverments I hate them!

7:34 nachm.  
Blogger castor said...

You are so right, Spencer, you are so right! But as we know the western governments are not at all gay-friendly... etc ... etc

8:05 nachm.  
Blogger Angel said...

Then again someone should have stepped in and stopped this torture. And as far as I know it IRAN is not gay friendly but for some reason IRAQ is... Which is odd cause they are both neigboring countrys. Gayism should be celebrated as another way of life not be thrown around and tangled with, with vines and such.

Maybe one day our world will accept those who are unique.

Love n Peace,

6:53 vorm.  
Blogger Jim said...

These people are living like Europe in the Dark Ages! Bad Karma!!

9:43 vorm.  
Blogger Knottyboy said...

I heard this on several podcasts that these young men raped a boy. But all the accounts are confusing. I'm just glad that the bush adminstration hasn't caught on to the way the Iranian court system works.

5:17 nachm.  
Blogger castor said...

to Angel:
Sure, in our view of the world someone should have stepped in but, for example, who did step in when Oscar Wilde, the famous and worldwide celebrated Oscar Wilde was sentenced to 2 years imprisonment with hard labor for being gay in 1895? When he released from prison he was a broken man and died 3 years later as an outlaw...

to Jim :

Still in 1740 a homosexual man was sentenced to penality of death by STAKE (!) in Prussia ... and I don't need to mention the horrible fate of German homosexuals in the KZ, only about 60 years ago ...

to Knottiboy:
thank you for visiting my blog!
Yes we can be glad that the administration of the "New Worldorder" hasn't caught on to that way, but they have already noticed that they need the Gaymen's tax and that the Gay Culture has become now a great economic factor too ...

But besides, who of the Gaymen would like to make love with men like Bush and Rumsfeld and so on? ;-)

Speaking with Angel's words:

Love and peace,


11:41 nachm.  

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