Iran executes three men on homosexuality charges / Saeed Kamali Dehghan
08-Sep-2011 (3 comments)

Three Iranian men have been executed after being found guilty of charges related to homosexuality, according to a semi-official news agency.

The men, only identified by their initials, were hanged on Sunday in the south-western city of Ahvaz, the capital of Iran's Khuzestan province.

"The three convicts were sentenced to death based on the articles 108 and 110 of Iran's Islamic penal code, for acts against the sharia law and bad deeds," the Isna agency quoted a judiciary official in Khuzestan as saying.

Iran Human Rights, an independent NGO based in Norway, said the men were charged with "lavat" – sexual intercourse between two men. It is not clear whether the three men were homosexuals or merely smeared with homosexualityaccused of being gay.

Isna said the men were also convicted of robbery and kidnapping.

Three other people were also executed on the same day on charges related to drug-dealing, rape and robbery.

Darius Kadivar

There Are No Gays In Iran ...

by Darius Kadivar on

Convicts were sentenced to death 'for acts against the Sharia law and bad deeds'


Sheila K

were they gay or bacheh baaz?

by Sheila K on

Iranian authorities (nor the culture itself) do not distinguish one from another. Last time they executed 2 men charged for homosexual behavior, were actually accused of raping a 13 year old boy. So labling them as homosexual doesn't necessary mean that they were simply killed for sleeping together. Cause as many of you know that's very common behavior in Iran (Pakistan, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen,...) and there are no serious consequences. 


Was it only for sex?

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I am not surprised from the news because of the murderous nature of IRI, but it's not really easy to get cut for or during the exact time of the penetration in a sexual intercourse (as Shari a).  I don't think it was merely because of their sexual conducts. 

Many (male & transgender) prostitutes are arrested, prosecuted and released all in the same day in Tehran.  And, they get back to work immediately.  They work on a regular basis, and stay in one spot or a street since they don't want to lose their own customers.  It's not because IRI hates homosexuals; it might be because IRI randomly selects people and prosecute based on a one's preference rather than a rule.