HRC head honcho Joe Solmonese released a statement on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s ridiculous assertion that his nation has no gays. Says Solmonese:
Today’s assertions by President Ahmadinejad that there are no homosexuals in Iran would be simply absurd were it not for the fact that international human rights watchers have long documented some of the most horrific acts of persecution and violence committed against gay people in Iran. These acts of terror have included incarcerations, beatings, and brutal executions. Ahmadinejad’s denial that there are gay people in Iran shows the extent to which he devalues the lives of the many citizens his government has and continues to violate.
Do we really expect more from a man who denies the Holocaust?