July 26, 2005

Prepare To Be Disgusted (By Guest Blogger Jessica)

If this sight doesn't stop you in your tracks, I don't know what will. Two gay teens were publicly executed in Iran last week. The crime?

Consensual gay sex in any form is punishable by death in the Islamic Republic of Iran. According to the website Age of Consent, which monitors such laws around the world, in Iran "Homosexuality is illegal, those charged with love-making are given a choice of four deathstyles: being hanged, stoned, halved by a sword, or dropped from the highest perch.

Human rights groups around the world are condemning the hanging. Give me a call when the United Nations claims human rights abuses.

According to the International Convention on the Rights of the Child, Iran is one of at least seven countries today which still retain capital punishment for homosexuality. Others include Mauritania, Sudan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Yemen. The situation with regard to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is unclear.

H/T Liberteaser

Posted by Jessica at July 26, 2005 11:02 AM | TrackBack
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