Justice Flip-Flops, Reinstates Execution for 21-Year Old, Say Activists

Gay Execution Back On In Iran?

Iranian homo Makwan Moloudzadeh’s luck may have changed. The 21-year has been in prison since this summer for allegedly having sex with another boy when they were both thirteen. Though he had been sentenced to death, the Iranian Chief Justice halted the execution on November 14th. Apparently he changed his mind, because Everyone Group posted a distressing message this morning:

This evening, December 3rd Makwan’s family phoned Ahmad Rafat, a journalist of AKI – ADNKronos International and member of the EveryOne Group, and gave the alarm: Makwan’s case has been re-examined by the Judiciary Authority of Teheran, and yesterday, Sunday December 2nd, the dramatic sentence reached Kermanshah prison, where the young man has been held for some time.

“There is a need for immediate international protest action from the Italian Goverment, the European Parliament and civilized society. We have to make Iran listen to our request for Makwan to be spared. Makwan is innocent, he has been sentenced to death for his homosexuality”.

Moloudzadeh’s family is, of course, “distraught” and join Everyone Group in calling for “immediate action”. They’re asking for you to send letters and postcards to Iran’s chief justice and other officials. Those are great and all, but they seem a bit – timid. Send dog poop. No one wants fecal matter in their mail and would do anything to stop a steady stream of poop, even releasing a gay man into the wild.

We’ve included the addresses and such after the jump…

Send postcards, letters, fax and e-mails to:

Head of the Judiciary
His Excellency Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi
Ministry of Justice, Panzdah Khordad (Ark) Square, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Email: [email protected]
(In the subject line: FAO Ayatollah Shahroudi)
Fax: 011 98 21 3390 4986
(If the call is not answered first time, please keep trying. When it is answered, say “fax please”.)

Leader of the Islamic Republic
His Excellency Ayatollah Sayed Ali Khamenei, The Office of the Supreme Leader Islamic Republic Shahid Keshvar Doust Street, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Email: [email protected]

President His Excellency Mahmoud Ahmadinejad – The Presidency
Palestine Avenue, Azerbaijan Intersection, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Fax: 011 98 21 6 649 5880
Email: [email protected]
E-mail: via web: http://www.president.ir/email/

Speaker of Parliament
His Excellency Gholamali Haddad Adel Majles-e Shoura-ye Eslami
Baharestan Square, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Fax: 011 98 21 3355 6408
Email: [email protected]

Majlis-e Shoura-e Islami’s President (Islamic Assembly):
[email protected]
Embassy of Iran in UK
[email protected]

Ambassy of Iran in Turkey
Tehran Street, No.10 Davaklidere, Ankara – Turkey P.O.Box: 33
Fax +90-312 4632823
Email: [email protected] e [email protected]