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Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Executions → Execution of Gay Teens in Iran (July 19, 2005)

Two gay teenagers Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Marhoni were hanged in public in the Iranian city of Mashhad on July 19, 2005. Photos of the execution released by Iranian Students News Agency showed the two teens crying in the truck driving them to the gallows in Edalat (Justice) Square.

The case had considerable global resonance. Iran has been under fire by international human rights groups for executing those teenagers for almost one year. But there were some interesting facts regarding this case. The first one is that Ayaz and Mahmoud were caught by Iranian Police during having anal sex with a 13 year old boy. Because the age of consent for men in Iran is 15, this 13 year old boy was automatically then classified raped by Mahmoud and Ayaz. So, in the eyes of the Iranian law, that boy was raped! The second one was those teens were aged 18 and 19 (death penalty is forbidden in Iran for those under the age of 18 at the time of their crime; almost no one wrote about this in mass media). The father of the 13 year old boy also officially claimed his son was raped.

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Homophobia is a common illness, as noted in many of the comments to the editor, but the horrendous crime of these two teenage boys hanging in the public square in Iran is the supreme shame of humanity towards its youth.I can understand durk-a-durks frustration, for brave people work for world peace, however, the easier solution is to take religious instruction out of the world's schools, hospital's and any where else they can infiltrate and contanimate the human mind.
2010-05-18 22:48:52

gays are some sick sons of bitches
2010-05-13 21:39:40

been raping a 13 yr old boy eh? hmm.. faggots you deserve to die
2010-05-09 22:03:13

I think all problems would be solved if we just nuked the fucking Middle East. If they want to kill innocent people and act like a bunch of animals, then they can die like the scum they are. I'm tired of my dad having to be sent out there to 'restore peace' for these ungrateful pigs.
2010-04-27 21:49:35

Oh, Fuck Islam :-)
2010-04-20 19:58:50

2010-04-20 19:58:31

This is inhumane. People should have the
right to make their own choices, even if
they live in an Islamic country. I'm a
Muslim but also a gay. I don't feel any
2010-04-13 15:16:23

Even if these boys were 18 and 19 respectively, as claimed in the opening address, and had they committed the crime ascribed to them, no one deserves to die by slow strangulation in a public square. The human dignity lost was not theirs. The world knows how to hate and to kill, it has to learn compassion, understanding and forgiveness. The singular abuse of young people and women are particularily ugly trademarks of backward societies. Hopefully the unnessary deaths of these two young men will serve to awake decent people to what is happening all to often in Iran.
When will so called modern states stop killing people?
2010-04-11 22:31:49

Fricken Religion is right, it would seem to be the execuse for two thirds of the human rights abuses in the world,like the brutal public hanging of these two teens in Iran in 2005. Religion shames human intelligence.
2010-03-12 22:47:20

is used as a excuse to do stuff like this :( just get rid of religion or just kill every extreamist on the planet
2010-03-12 01:09:09

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