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Iran Executes Two Homosexual Boys
from !-Queer - 22.07.2005 17:13
Two gay Iranian teenagers -- one 18, the other believed to be 16 or 17, were executed this week for the "crime" of homosexuality, the Iranian Student News Agency (ISNA) reported on July 19. (The ISNA report is in Farsi, and was translated into English by the British gay rights group OutRage!, ISNA also provided the terrifying photos of the teens' last moments you see on this page (check below).The two youths -- identified only by their initials as M.A. and A.M., were hanged on July 19 in Edalat (Justice) Square in the city of Mashhad in north-eastern Iran, on the orders of Court No. 19. The hanging of the teens was also reported by the National Council of Resistance of Iran.
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-Before they use it as an excuse, NO this does not justify bombing Iran! Nor bombing Afghanistan and Iraq saved the afghani women from rape, violence, murder and famine!
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And the website Iran Focus not only confirms the story but provides more details, reporting that "Members of Iran’s parliament from the north-eastern city of Mashad, where a minor and an 18-year-old man were publicly hanged yesterday, vented their anger on Wednesday on foreign and domestic news outlets for reporting the ages of hanged prisoners...Ultra-conservative deputy Ali Asgari said that the two deserved to be hanged in public, adding, 'Whatever sentence is decreed by an Islamic penal system must be approved, unless proven otherwise.' Asgari complained of foreign and domestic reporting that the two were mere boys. 'Instead of paying tribute to the action of the judiciary, the media are mentioning the age of the hanged criminals and creating a commotion that harms the interests of the state,' the member of the Majlis Legal Affairs Committee said. 'Even if certain websites made a reference to their age, journalists should not pursue this. These individuals were corrupt. Their sentence was carried out with the approval of the judiciary and it served them right.' "
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. According to Article 152, if two men not related by blood are discovered naked under one cover without good reason, both will be punished at a judge's discretion. Gay teens (Article 144) are also punished at a judge's discretion. Rubbing one's penis between the thighs without penetration (tafheed) shall be punished by 100 lashes for each offender. This act, known to the English-speaking world as 'frottage,' is punishable by death if the 'offender' is a non-Muslim. If frottage is thrice repeated and penalty-lashes have failed to stop such repetitions, upon the fourth 'offense' both men will be put to death. According to Article 156, a person who repents and confesses his gay behavior prior to his identification by four witnesses, may be pardoned. Even kissing 'with lust' (Article 155) is forbidden. This bizarre law works to eliminate old Persian male-bonding customs, including common kissing and holding hands in public." And Outrage, in its release about the gay teens' execution, noted that, "according to Iranian human rights campaigners, over 4000 lesbians and gay men have been executed since the Ayatollahs seized power in 1979. Last August, a 16-year-old girl , [Atefeh Rajabi] was hanged [in the Caspian port of Neka] for 'acts incompatible with chastity,' [i.e., sex before marriage]."
In the case of the two teens hanged in Mashhad, "They admitted having gay sex (probably under torture) but claimed in their defense that most young boys had sex with each other and tdhat they were not aware that homosexuality was punishable by death," according to the ISNA report as translated by OutRage. "Prior to their execution, the gay teenagers were held in prison for 14 months and severely beaten with 228 lashes. The length of their detention suggests that they committed the so-called offenses more than a year earlier, when they were possibly around the age of 16."
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;( I'm not a gay, I have girfriend...but at this moment I'm a guy :(
this is not acceptible and it is a crime not only against youth but against humanity...homosexuality is a normal variant and this act just denotes the uncivilized iran...if a religion asks to kill a human being just for his sexual orientation...fuck off!
its NOT about the religion. People are using/abusing religion to justify killing people that threaten or make them uncomfortable al over the world. Two kids were killed by a government for an act that affected noone but themselves. Lets leave it at that.
Islam doesn't give the right to kill youth people, God doesn't give them the right to do it.
ya sure they think that they can scare gays off like that that they did somthing in the name of GOD.. well sure we are scared.. scared from them each and every one of them who will burn in hell for the discrimination of god's name..saying god told them saw will sure they are the ones goin to burn in hell and the to boys that are gonna go to heaven.. what the fuck is wrong with this world..when are u gonna learn..........u didn't scare any one.. u just made us angry...
Wake the Fuck UP
This is just sick! people have no right to take away the life of another! it's sick and totally against humanity! Even if they'r sinning which i doubt they are only god has the right to punish them not the government not the people and not even their religion! That's why i send my message for those who haven't been enlightened yet to WAKE THE FUCK UP!!!!
Against barbaric executions
This is something unacceptable at all, this barbaric executions must be ended. I and my friends refused and condemn every action like that, that took in the rights of the death of the two boys. We must do something to stop and ban those Malla, we are against executions, U.S.A. and E.U. Governments should take action to prevent future executions not only in Iran or Saudi Arabia, but also in all the countries world wide. Again Islam doesn't tell you to execute people because they are gays, God is innocent from what your hands did. Also lashes must be stopped in any way. We are the Human Rights, who watch the Human Rights?????????????? WHo IS GOing TO LISTEN ???? WHo is going to take immediate action now to stop those barbaric and torture actions towards gays people and lesbians? I was so shocked while i am seeing those pictures of the boys, this is horrible un acceptable at all. Under any circumstance hanging and lashes must be stopped. People wake uppppppppppp, what is happening is truly wrong.
this is sick, and a barbaric act, no religion tells us to kill people, those mulla are the most hypoctitic human ever. sorry did i say human? i dont think this is the right word for them, no human being with a healthy brain can accept such act. this is disgusting, im gutted.
The comments posted here are cool, it shows how much people are pissed and outraged by this. But what about action? anything planned anywhere? anyone is sending faxes? anyone is organising anything in front of any Iranian embassy?
Iran Executes Two Homosexual Boys
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Action planning in Spain
We are holding a meeting in Barcelona with few groups working on LGBTIQ issues to discuss possible actions of protest and to put pressure to end ALL executions and also focus on minors who can be victims of this crime at a very young age (according to the law, 9 years of age for females, and 15 for boys)!
Action in the UK
In London we are planning on appealing to the Iranian embassy specifically as anti-war activists who would immediately campaign against any attack on Iran should one be launched. I am not particularly optimistic, but pointing out that we are staunch opponents of western imperialism, and that these executions, and any others like them, will undermine our attempts to build a movement against imperialism, may help our argument.
u sick bastards
U kno sumthin u guys are the lowest form of scum on earth fuck u all and ur so called beliefs sure u may b against gays I got no prob with that but to exicute people for it ha fuck u in ur ass iran is trash sumones gonna put a stop to it eventually I'm so furious right now I dunt even kno wut to say cept fer fuck u fuck ur pussy ass laws n fuck ur government I hope u all burn in hell cuz u just bought ur first class ticket bitches now eat that u iran scum lowlifes piesea of shit u are
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Horrors Happen Everyday
Islam (which has never been updated or reformed) proposes a set of tortures for various "deviation". I belong to a muslim country where gay people are not killed, but this doesn"t prevent them from homphobic agressions ranging from insults and mockerie to physical agressions and moral harassement. Iarn is one extreme case of the idleness of leaders and people, who find in the persecution of gay people and women,a hobbie, or rtaher an outlet for their frustrations. Meanwhile, leaders deviate the attentions of masss from what is of direct concern to them and the good health of their countries. This ideologies of intolrence are enhanced by the school.
the rape allegations were trumped-up charges aimed to undermine public sympathy for the teenagers.
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tragedy piled on top of tragedy
when i first read about this tragic event in a local GLBTI newspaper, it seemed too barbaric to be true... there aren't words to describe the horror of this.
I'm not doing this to flame.
We're showing here in Galiza this terrivel facts. We're against homophobia, but we're against islamophobia too. It's necessary a yihad queer now! Our angry has not borders:
I wouldn't even call it a homosexual act
I am not sure you could even call such acts homosexual for sure!
Message emailed to Iran UK Embassy
I have emailed the following comment to the UK Iran Embassy. I do not expect a reply.............
To those sending messages!
Thanks to all of those sending messages and organising stuff in protest of this horrible crime!
what in the world is going on here?this is not killing the 2 boys only it really greats the wold ignorance and treatment that anyone deserves for such think. is that justic so ....wake up comeon this is disgrace we should make an action because this issue will continuou and kill other people ,i refuse it totally those gays are unlucky to be in fuckin lowand fuckin country
It seems all was a manipulation. The death penalty is barbaric, bur this WASN'T A QUEER CASE. The boys were hung for a different reason: raping a younger boy, not for their homosexuality. Check the pages og Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International or IGLHRC to know more about the truth. Outrage, well known for their struggle for GLBTQ rights, but also for their phobia to Islam, still keeps the false version (it´s easier to say that instead of saying "Sorry, we made a mistake"). Tons of demos, letter campaigns and several protests have been made during the last month based on an information that WAS A LIE. Curious... the crises about the Iranian nuclear programme was about to start.... WHAT A COINCIDENCE!!
Dear Mr. You´re wrong
Dear Mr. Queer very silly:
Shame on the murderers
What a shame to deprive two young people of their life and future. Homosexuality has always been there, it existed since manhood, so, is there anything wrong with it?
I'm South African, and we don't see or hear much about Islamic nations, but when I saw these murders it was hard to believe people could possibly be so barbaric. I pray the young guys had a quick and painless death, but their murder can never be recompensed. The leaders of Iran are not only distorting Islam but massacring their own nations' people. I can't describe my disgust, the ayahtollah ,or what ever 'it' is, is going straight downwards when passes on.
It is not rape, it is not the Islamic nations, it is a barbaric state facing everyone including muslims! It is a homphobic thing that is spread from the US to Iran! They are all one!
Queer Silly: it's sad you insist in taking as trustful an information which has revealed being false as it is accepted so by any serious Human Rights and/or GLBT activist.
People like me?
LOL; will not engage in this discussion on who riot more! If you do it more then good job! Thumbs up! You are my hero! :)
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What a Shame
It saddens me to no end to see something like this. In an age when most countries are pursuing policies to give gays and lesbians more rights, you still see some countries executing people for being gay.
الله أعلم good only know!!!
homosexuality is not our choise but when you here the qoran
God gave us a brain
God gave us a brain to think..to decide and compare between right or wrong..He gave us personalites to vary us from each other and to give us a certain special feature and diffrences.Although im not a homosexual this topic of freedom always occur in the arab and neighbouring countries aswell.
i dont think any human being should have the right to end another human being life i grew up as muslim my self and i live in the us now .we have alot of gay people here i dont necesserly agree or aprove of it but i also have no right to judge .what people do in there personal life is not my bussiness or any one elses bussiness its behind closed doors and they did not hurt any one phisicly .it is hurrouble that the iranian goverment have the power to decide there faith and end there life you dont have the right to kill them they did nothing to hurt us or you you could of deported them if you felt that they are demeaning islam or relegion of islam but you did not need to go this far and end there youthful life like that hope this will never happen again may god bless there sole .no one is perfect and i do understand how moslims think and believe but also islam is about love compasion forgivness not killing or judging people its agreat relegion that i respect alot this had nothing to do with islam but had alot to do with with politics i dont know what else to say except la hawla wala kowata elaah belaah may god forgive us all
It is widely known that adolescent males sometimes engage in sexual acts with one another, particularly in societies where there is rigid segregation of the sexes. In most civilized societies, if such a thing is to be punished at all, then it is by nothing more than a mild whipping and an admonition from the court.
I'm glad to see that are still country fighting with homosexual plague.
you stupid sick bastards, only the islam is so stupid!! fuck them!!