In 2007 Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad infamously declared that there are no homosexuals in Iran. The following year he admitted that there are homosexuals, but that there’s no law calling for their execution, contrary to factual belief. So how would he explain yesterday morning’s hanging of three men convicted of “sexual intercourse between men”?
Iran Human Rights has more:
Condemning the executions, the spokesperson of Iran Human Rights (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”.
We have no idea yet how old these men were. But seeing as Ahmadinejad considers homosexuality on par with gunning down a bunch of people, we’re sure that (in his eyes) justice has been served.
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