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.
|I weep for the world. This is not right.|
Some of the comments are atrocious... what was done to those boys is a sin, if there is such a thing.
If you are the future, if you are the world, I want nothing to do with it. I hope you burn in the fires of your zeal.
|To Dr. Doom
|"me too son, me too"|
|I hate fags too !!!!!|
|Some of these comments are disgusting! People don't choose to be gay! It's a perfectly acceptable way to live and besides how exactly are they hurting you?! You people are ignorant jerks!|
|Well Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and Paula Ettelbrick - the Executive Director of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, have all concurred with the Iranian sharia court's claims that these two kids raped a 13 year old boy, and they were therefore not victimised for being gay. Admittedly, male rape by teenagers is extremely rare anywhere in the world, let alone in Iran, and setting aside the fact that Iran has since executed another gay teenager is exactly similar "circumstances", and ignoring the fact that nobody considers they had anything remotely resembling a trial, let alone a fair trial, I tend to agree with Amnesty, HRW and Ettelbrick on this. i.e. If the sharia "judges" said they deserved to die like dogs, hung publicly from the back of a truck after receiving brutal floggings, then who am I to argue?|
|Fags are disgusting, and corrupt others.|
|Iran is a country with extreme Islamic fundementalism. Political Corruption is beyond repair. These executions and all other craps as such HAS GOT NOTHING TO DO WITH ISLAM! this is just way that government uses to terrorise people, to create fear and horror so that people feel restricted and limited. this is one way of controlling people. for over 30 years now Iranian people have been suffering from it. And incase you guys didn't realise, the exectioners are not Iranian, often these people are bought and brought from border countries such as Lebenan and Iraq. these people are then asked to do what government wants them to. (they are being paid for it).|
Also, they are used against people in protests against gov.
i am very sorry for the family of those poor and kids and i really hope that one day. Iranian people get the live on thier own land with freedom from this Corrupted Islamic Fundementalist Regime.
|this is another example of a country still living in dark ages.|
|iam iranian and i can say its just true . here we are in deep shit . no freedom no earth to breath . so get used to it . |
here is HELL .
|I love Saddam
|thats good, all gays muts die|
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