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Iran Executes Gay Teenagers

  • Date Submitted: 04/27/2010 06:08 AM
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Iran executes gay teenagers

Its a shocking news and really depressing thing to read. These two guys really didnt did anything wrong but the punishment they got is horrible and worse than hell. when i saw this in news i was really shocked and i felt very miserable. Its a very tragic story and i really pray to god to give peace to the souls of these boys and i am surprised to see the heartless people who killed them.

In these boys One was aged 18 and the other was a minor. They were only identified by their initials, M.A. and A.M.

They admitted to having gay sex but claimed in their defence that most young boys had sex with each other and that they were not aware that homosexuality was punishable by death in their country.

Prior to their execution, the teenagers were held in prison for 14 months and severely beaten with 228 lashes.Its too much but still those heartless beast didnt got relief, after so much bad torture they really killed the innocent boys.

Their length of detention suggests that they committed the so-called offences more than a year earlier, when they were possibly around the age of 16.

Ruhollah Rezazadeh, the lawyer of the youngest boy (under 18), had appealed that he was too young to be executed and that the court should take into account his tender age (believed to be 16 or 17). But the Supreme Court in Tehran ordered him to be hanged.

Under the Iranian penal code, girls as young as nine and boys as young as 15 can be hanged.

Three other young gay Iranians are being hunted by the police, but they have gone into hiding and cannot be found. If caught, they will also face execution.

News of the two executions was reported by ISNA (Iranian Students News Agency) on 19 July.

A later news story by Iran In Focus, allegedly based on this original ISNA report, claimed the youths were executed for sexually assaulting a 13 year old boy. But the ISNA report does not mention any sexual assault.

A report of the executions on the...


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