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Iranian men to be stoned to death over gay sex

6:30 pm - 01/18/2011
 Two young men who filmed themselves having sex have been sentenced to death by stoning in Iran.

The film was discovered on the mobile phones of Ayub and Mosleh, 20 and 21 years old, by agents of the Iranian regime in the Kurdistan city of Piranshahr in northwest Iran.

The pair’s full names have not been released.

Pictures of President Ahmadinejad and a headshot of Supreme Leader Khamenei pasted over a donkey were allegedly incorporated into the film.

Reports say that the young men’s stoning was immediately ordered for this Friday “to instill fear in the people of Iran”.

News of the sentence originates from a Kurdish newspaper and has been distributed by the International Committee Against Stoning, which launched the worldwide campaign against the stoning of Sakineh Ashtiani for adultery.

It has since been confirmed by other sources.

Iranian LGBT activists and human rights organisations have reported a number of other death sentences for homosexuality in the past two years. However the Iranian government maintains that “most of these individuals have been charged for forcible sodomy or rape”.

The original newspaper report claimed that the boys raped another.

Soheila Vahdati, an independent human rights defender for Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and the Iranian Queer Organisation based in San Francisco, said: “They don’t differentiate between rape and homosexual acts. As well, there is a culture of shame. The families won’t defend their loved ones from this brutal punishment.”

“We are very concerned even though we haven’t got all the details,” she added. “We’ll try to save their lives but unfortunately Iran has quickly executed people in the past.”


Judges order execution by stoning under a 1983 law detailing offences proscribed by God, and then under the general Islamic penal code. Some senior Shia clerics have spoken out against stoning.

The International Committee Against Stoning has urged “the young people of Piranshahr to hasten to the aid of Ayub and Mosleh and declare that they will not permit this tragedy to occur”.

The Association of British Muslims, alongside an international coalition of Muslim organisations, has condemned the sentence and says it does not see anything in the Koran to justify such punishment.


The group said: “Allah says in the Holy Qur’an, ‘…if anyone slays a human being unless it be [in punishment] for murder or for spreading corruption on earth – it shall be as though he had slain all mankind; whereas, if anyone saves a life, it shall be as though he had saved the lives of all mankind…’”

Last month Human Rights Watch published a large scale report on the repression of LGBT in Iran. It said that those charged with same-sex offences stand little chance of receiving a fair trial.

There are few reliable statistics on the frequency with which stonings take place in Iran. Recent years have seen a rising number of cases reported. Some members of parliament are reportedly hoping that the Supreme Leader will pass a fatwa against stoning.

Source: Pink News
_sockmonk_ 18th-Jan-2011 07:06 pm (UTC)
So horrifying.
devour_theflesh 18th-Jan-2011 07:15 pm (UTC)
Jesus! That's horrible. I don't fucking get this extremism at ALL
notgarystu 18th-Jan-2011 07:17 pm (UTC)
Pictures of President Ahmadinejad and a headshot of Supreme Leader Khamenei pasted over a donkey were allegedly incorporated into the film.

Sure they were. This definitely wouldn't be an added flair of political hate-mongering or anything.

However the Iranian government maintains that “most of these individuals have been charged for forcible sodomy or rape”.

The original newspaper report claimed that the boys raped another.


Lol fuck you.
snapesgirl34 18th-Jan-2011 07:19 pm (UTC)
JFC, this horrifying.
acmeeoy 18th-Jan-2011 07:19 pm (UTC)
Oh god. I don't get this at all.
nothingmuch 18th-Jan-2011 07:27 pm (UTC)
Pictures of President Ahmadinejad and a headshot of Supreme Leader Khamenei pasted over a donkey were allegedly incorporated into the film.

Oh that doesn't sound made-up at all.
mercaque 18th-Jan-2011 07:59 pm (UTC)
This is so utterly tragic. It has also been reported that the Iranian government has executed on average one person every eight hours since the beginning of 2011. (I say this is not to take away from the LGBT angle, but to add backdrop - I am really heartbroken and afraid for these young men.)
ruby_chalice 18th-Jan-2011 08:03 pm (UTC)
I can't tell you how distressed this makes me.
zoram 18th-Jan-2011 08:05 pm (UTC)
Reports say that the young men’s stoning was immediately ordered for this Friday “to instill fear in the people of Iran”.


That's not justice, that's state-funded, legal terrorism against an entire minority.
shenth 18th-Jan-2011 08:47 pm (UTC)
^This.
wathsalive 19th-Jan-2011 05:22 am (UTC)
this D:
romp 18th-Jan-2011 08:59 pm (UTC)
Keeping the fear alive. Iran is a theocracy, isn't it?
serria 18th-Jan-2011 09:13 pm (UTC)
Feeling a bit sick right now. :(
angelofdeath275 18th-Jan-2011 09:48 pm (UTC)
Reports say that the young men’s stoning was immediately ordered for this Friday “to instill fear in the people of Iran”.

...Well at least it he said it honestly.... :(
advancedcookie 18th-Jan-2011 10:05 pm (UTC)
This is terrifying and disgusting. I'm physically ill by the thought of this. Stoning to death? Seriously?! I am horrified that the fact that these two consenting gay men are being murdered because of their sexuality, but what scares me more is that they are essentially being tortured. Stoning is not something that ends quickly with death.
fuckfrosti 18th-Jan-2011 10:24 pm (UTC)
The original newspaper report claimed that the boys raped another.

I'm having trouble conceptualizing this. They're positing that the boys raped each other simultaneously? How the... If you're not going to differentiate between rape and consensual gay sex, throw the word out altogether, don't try to make it sound as if something nefarious happened between them.

Such a sad story. :(
sparkindarkness 19th-Jan-2011 12:17 am (UTC)
The penalty for love is not just to die -but to die in such a horrific fashion?

Just for loving, just for being

Why do we not call this torture and genocide what it is? And why is the world so utterly indifferent?

I have no words for my rage at this vile bigotry - and the utter refusal of the world to address it
bluescreenmofo 19th-Jan-2011 12:21 am (UTC)
yeah let's continue treating this country like it's not the first layer of hell
smirk_dog 25th-Jan-2011 12:10 am (UTC)
D:
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