Rights leader tells US Congress of Iran’s persecution of LGBT community

USA Flat - post imageJune 26, 2014 Reported by GayAsia News – United States: Leader of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission has urged the US Congress to help end the discriminatory and dangerous state of Iran’s LGBT human rights.

Hossein Alizadeh was speaking recently at a hearing before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs to mark the one year anniversary of Hassan Rouhani’s election as Iran’s president.

The talk served to take stock not only of LGBT rights, but also his treatment of religious minorities, women, political opponents, and others.

The Iranian president’s election had sparked a wave of hope for reform and a reversal of his predecessor’s approach that “there are no homosexuals in Iran.”

via Rights leader tells US Congress of Iran’s persecution of LGBT community | GayAsiaNews.

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