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LONDON, July 21 – Two gay teenagers were publicly executed in Iran on 19 July 2005 for the ‘crime’ of homosexuality. The youths were hanged in Edalat (Justice) Square in the city of Mashhad, in north east Iran. They were sentenced to death by Court No. 19.

 

Iran enforces Islamic Sharia law, which dictates the death penalty for gay sex.

 

One youth was aged 18 and the other was a minor under the age of 18. They were only identified by their initials, M.A. and A.M. ...

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Prior to their execution, the teenagers were held in prison for 14 months and severely beaten with 228 lashes.

 

Their length of detention suggests that they committed the so-called offences more than a year earlier, when they were possibly around the age of 16.

 

Ruhollah Rezazadeh, the lawyer of the youngest boy (under 18), had appealed that he was too young to be executed and that the court should take into account his young age (believed to be 16 or 17). But the Supreme Court in Tehran ordered him to be hanged. ...

ex_gay_kids_iran2.jpg

 

News of the two executions was reported by ISNA (Iranian Students News Agency) on 19 July.

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This is a clearly disburbing situation. Here are the two pictures from the article you quoted that didn't show up in your post.

 

http://clarityandresolve.com/ex_gay_kids_iran1.jpg

 

http://clarityandresolve.com/ex_gay_kids_iran2.jpg

 

Things like this really add to my deep appreciate for our freedoms in the USA. Granted, we have our own political problems. But at least our government isn't openly executing gays.

 

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Why would anyone find this surprising? Some people must have never read any of the Quran or seen any of the texts or literature used in Muslim school ( even schools in the USA).

The penalty for being gay and gay sex is DEATH... very simply stated .

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The article made my stomach turn and then the photos made it churn. While I believe governments have (for the most part) the right to create their own laws, our Founding Fathers were extremely wise to ensure the separation of church and state. Imagine if our court system was based on the Old Testament.

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>Why would anyone find this surprising?

 

You're 100% correct - we should NOT find this surprising because their religion clearly demands death for gays. x(

 

But it is disturbing when it is actually done. For example, the religion I was raised in calls homosexuality the sin "next to murder". But at least they don't promote the death penality for gays.

 

In my book it's one thing to believe in death to gays. But it's entirely different to ACT on it.

 

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> LONDON, July 21 – Two gay teenagers were publicly

>executed in Iran on 19 July 2005 for the ‘crime’ of

>homosexuality. The youths were hanged in Edalat (Justice)

>Square in the city of Mashhad, in north east Iran. They were

>sentenced to death by Court No. 19.

>

> Iran enforces Islamic Sharia law, which dictates the death

>penalty for gay sex.

>

> One youth was aged 18 and the other was a minor under the

>age of 18. They were only identified by their initials, M.A.

>and A.M. ...

> ex_gay_kids_iran1.jpg

>

> Prior to their execution, the teenagers were held in

>prison for 14 months and severely beaten with 228 lashes.

>

> Their length of detention suggests that they committed the

>so-called offences more than a year earlier, when they were

>possibly around the age of 16.

>

> Ruhollah Rezazadeh, the lawyer of the youngest boy (under

>18), had appealed that he was too young to be executed and

>that the court should take into account his young age

>(believed to be 16 or 17). But the Supreme Court in Tehran

>ordered him to be hanged. ...

> ex_gay_kids_iran2.jpg

>

> News of the two executions was reported by ISNA (Iranian

>Students News Agency) on 19 July.

>

 

Thinks for telling us about this heart ripping injustice dick.

 

I want everyone to know that you don't have to feel powerless when governments commit such atrocities on their GLBT people. You don't have to sit back and just say, "At least the US is better than that". Here is a link to an organization that you can support that is at least trying to do SOMETHING about such tragedies.

http://www.amnestyusa.org/outfront/index.do

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>Things like this really add to my deep appreciate for our

>freedoms in the USA. Granted, we have our own political

>problems. But at least our government isn't openly executing

>gays.

 

Yet.

 

There's very little difference between fundamentalists Krischuns (I hesitate to use the word Christian since the conservative evangelicals currently dominating the GOP have sullied the name) and fundamentalist Muslims in terms of their beliefs. That's why it's important to support moderate Republicans like John McCain or Ahhnold and take the Party back from the relgious whackjobs.

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It's not that simple

 

>That's not accurate. They were convicted of raping a minor at

>knifepoint.

 

Actually, I doubt many people outside of the Iranian judicial system actually know what they were convicted of since it is not public information. If you read reports from several sources, there certainly seems to be enough doubt that it shouldn’t just be dismissed as “deserved punishment for child rapists.”

 

 

The excerpt below is representative of the reporting.

 

“Another report, by Iran In Focus, claimed that the two were hanged not for gay sex, but rather for sexually assaulting a thirteen year old boy at knife point. Neither the original Iranian Student's New Agency nor an additional report from the National Council of Resistance of Iran had this allegation, said the United Kingdom based Outrage. Direland Press has noted that the accusation of rape in reports came days after international outrage and detailed reports by other Iranian news agencies. They suggest the recent report is a ploy of the Iranian government to justify its actions.”

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This is a laugh (although not a laughing matter). Iran is a country where the police kill journalists and the courts do not convict. If you believe anything coming out of their "judicial" system, you are beyond comprehension of what is going on there!

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