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.
|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
|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?
|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.|
|is used as a excuse to do stuff like this :( just get rid of religion or just kill every extreamist on the planet|
|What about the "gay genocide" perhaps to be legislated in UGANDA. ???|
|execution pictures please remove from there. gays ist gays. it make homophobia. Ant show more pictures about male castraation.|
|게이는 사람취급못받는 더러운세상|
|I have had a chance to read some of the commentaries written below, some are decidely over the top, some people are going to have to look within to find a proper sence of justice and humanity. This is more than a hideous crime against to young boys, its injustice, and justice belongs to all people or none.|
|Amesty International makes a just case for International standards, and these boys certainly did not deserve to be tortured and then brutally hanged by slow strangulation. Those who think the judgement fair, should ask themselves if they would like to suffer Iranian Justice?|
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