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Iran’s Regime Executed Two Men Based on Anti-Gay Charges

Iran’s regime frequently uses the charge of sodomy to impose the death penalty on gays and lesbians.
Iran’s regime executed two men based on anti-gay charges
19 July 2006 Global Day of Protest . Iran: Stop Killing Gays (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)

The Jerusalem Post

The Islamic Republic of Iran continued its lethal homophobic policy, executing on Sunday two men based on its anti-gay Sharia law system.

The two Iranian men, Mehrdad Karimpou and Farid Mohammadi, were killed in the Maragheh prison in northwestern Iran, according to the organization Human Rights Network in Iran. The men were arrested six years ago.

Iran’s regime frequently uses the charge of sodomy to impose the death penalty on gays and lesbians. According to a 2008 British Wikipedia dispatch, Iran’s theocratic state executed between 4,000 and 6,000 gays and lesbians since the country’s 1979 Islamic revolution.

Human Rights Network in Iran said the Iranian regime-controlled media has not reported on the executions of the two men based on the country’s anti-gay law.

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