Six People were Hanged in Iran: Three Men were Executed, Convicted of Sodomy
From the website Iran Human Rights (IHR): According to the reports from Iran, six people were hanged in the Karoun prison of Ahvaz (southwest of Iran) early Sunday morning September 4th. The state run Iranian news agency ISNA reported that three of those executed were sentenced to death by the Ahvaz revolution court, convicted of “unlawful” acts and acts against Sharia, based on the articles 108 and 110 of the Iranian Islamic penal code. Articles 108 and 110 of the Iranian Islamic Penal code are part of the chapter covering the punishment of “Hadd” for “sodomy”. Article 108 says: “Sodomy (or Lavat) is sexual intercourse between men”, and article 110 says:”Punishment for sodomy is killing; the Sharia judge decides on how to carry out the killing”.
The men were identified as: “M. T.”, “T. T.” and “M. Ch.” (age not mentioned for any of them) and besides being convicted of sodomy, had also committed other offences such as kidnapping and robbery, said the report.
Condemning the executions, the spokesperson of IHR, Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, said:”Yesterday’s executions for sodomy might be among the rare cases were the Iranian authorities admit to having executed men convicted of homosexual acts”. He added: “Iranian authorities normally present such cases as rape, but rape as not been mentioned in this case”.
Amiry-Moghaddam warned about a new wave of executions scheduled for the coming weeks in Iran. He said: “After a short break in the executions due to the Holy month of Ramadan, we have received reports about many scheduled executions in the coming days and weeks in Iran.” Amiry-Moghaddam added: “Many of the scheduled executions are planned to be carried out publicly.” Well, at least they postponed them to celebrate the Holy month.
You want to explain the Muslim beliefs and attract new members? Better start by condemning this act performed under Sharia Law. Better yet, just get rid of it all together.