Iran to execute 4 men convicted of sodomy

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By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL, JOANNA PARASZCZUK
05/17/2012 07:21
Under the Iranian legal system, 8 crimes including murder, rape, drug trafficking and sodomy can be capital offenses.

Hanging

Photo: Morteza Nikoubazi/Reuters

The Iranian judiciary this week upheld the death penalty for four men convicted of sodomy, according to the Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA).

The agency distributes reports in Persian from human rights reporters throughout Iran.

According to the report, the four men – named as Saadat Arefi, Vahid Akbari, Javid Akbari, and Houshmand Akbari, all from the city of Charam in Iran’s remote southeastern province of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad – were convicted of sodomy (“lavat” in Farsi).

Lavat refers to male same-sex relations and in Iranian law is defined as “an act of congress between males whether in the form of penetration or the rubbing of thighs.”

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One Reply to “Iran to execute 4 men convicted of sodomy”

  1. Nothing is ever done about iranians favorite sport, raping prisoners. I can’t remember anyone even being punished for that let alone hanged. This hanging of “homosexuals” in many cases is just an easy route to rid themselves of those who don’t tow the party line and a waning to anyone else who dares step out of line. Meanwhile their “leaders” practice all manner of sexual perversity in private. The muslim double standard once again is being practiced by the hypocrites. Shame on the savages.

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