Iran executes a gay man under label of sodomy, says expert

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Iran executes a gay man under label of sodomy, says expert
According to experts, Iran’s regime frequently uses the charge of sodomy to impose the death penalty on gays and lesbians.
By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL
Published: JUNE 30, 2022

Iran executed ten people on Wednesday, including a gay man, in Karaj, the capital of the Alborz Province, just outside of Tehran. News organization Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) reported on Thursday about the latest wave of executions in the Islamic Republic.

According to HRANA, the identities of two of the executed people, Iman Safari Rad and Mehdi Khalgoldi, have been verified by HRANA. Iman Safavi Rad had previously been sentenced to death on charges of "sodomy" and Mehdi Khalgoldi on charges of "rape.” According to experts, Iran’s regime frequently uses the charge of sodomy to impose the death penalty on gays and lesbians.

Speaking from Germany, Dr. Kazem Moussavi, an Iranian dissident who writes about the clerical regime’s human rights violations, told The Jerusalem Post that the mullah regime labels same-sex relations as sodomy and he believes Iman Safavi Rad was gay.

more............ https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/iran-news/article-710848
 
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