Spate of public hangings in Iran includes two men for being gay

Iran FlagAugust 17, 2014 – Reported by GayAsiaNews – Iran:Two men were publicly hanged in a southern Iranian city on what the Iran Human Rights suspects are charges of same-sex relations.

“Since there was no mention of rape in the report there is possibility that these men were sentenced to death for sexual relationship with the same sex,” the Iran Human Rights said.

The two were among four hanged in public on Aug. 6 in the city of Shiraz. Details of charges for two were unavailable while the other two were hanged for offenses given as kidnapping and rape, according to 76crimes.com.

“We urge international condemnation of today’s barbaric executions. … Iranian authorities should be held accountable for these inhumane acts,” Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, spokesperson of Iran Human Rights was quoted as saying.

The two prisoners executed for alleged charges of same-sex relations were identified as “Abdollah Gh. Ch.” and “Soleiman Gh. Ch” according to information garnered from the official website of the Iranian Judiciary in Fars province…

via Spate of public hangings in Iran includes two men for being gay | GayAsiaNews.

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