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Thursday, July 28, 2005
Iran Executes Gay Teens

Doug Ireland’s always highly informative webpage has posted an extremely upsetting story that has not received coverage by most of the world press.
On July 19th two teenaged boys aged 18 and 16 or 17 were hanged in the public square of the city of Mashhad (which appropriately means "Place of Martyrdom") in northeastern Iran for admitting, likely under torture, to having had gay sex.
According to a translation of Iranian reports:

Prior to their execution, the gay teenagers were held in prison for 14 months and severely beaten with 228 lashes. The length of their detention suggests that they committed the so-called offenses more than a year earlier, when they were possibly around the age of 16.

This horrible story graphically shows the heartless and violent brutality of fundamentalist religious extremists with unchecked power.
This story, literally, makes me sick but I felt Mr. Ireland’s post deserved whatever additional exposure this humble blog could provide.
Doug Ireland posts the address, fax and telephone number of Canada’s Iranian ambassador at the bottom of his posting.

Photo: ISNA
Que coisa absurda, mais absurdo é ninguém ter mostrado nada na mídia!
Que mundo é esse?
Fiquei revoltado agora, tanto pela notícia e também por só ficar sabendo agora!
Recorde que… seus amigos não são únicos que o deiam.
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