Yet most gay rights organizations in the West ally with the forces that foster Sharia and Islamization. Someday they may regret that alliance, if their friends succeed in their objectives and turn and come for them. “Four Iranian men sentenced to death by hanging for sodomy,” by Dan Littauer for LGBTQ Nation, May 12:
An Iranian court has sentenced four men from the town of Choram, in the Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province, to death by hanging for sodomy.
The four men “” identified as “Saadat Arefi,” “Vahid Akbari,” “Javid Akbari,” and “Houshmand Akbari” “” were due to be executed shortly after their verdict was approved recently by high court judges, according to a report from the Human Rights Activist News Agency (HRANA) in Iran.
According to HRANA and JOOPEA, the men will be hanged for sodomy in accordance with Sharia law.
According to Iranian human rights campaigners, over 4,000 gay men and lesbians have
been executed since the Ayatollahs seized power in 1979.
A gay activist based in Iran said, “Although being gay is not a crime based on Iranian criminal law but this is the most clear statement against same sex-acts in past months.”
He added that “there wereof [sic] our other men hanged in past five months.”
London based Iranian Human Rights Lawyer, Mehri Jafari said, “I am horrified and saddened to have heard the news about these four men. Not only with regards to the execution which is about to take place, but the fact that is beyond our control.”
“There are two important issues in this case; the location of the alleged occurrence and the interpretation of the Sharia” law that a Hodud (strict Sharia punishment) is eminent.
“Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad is one of the most undeveloped provinces in Iran and it is obvious that a lack of access to lawyers and fair trial can be considered a serious issue in this case. After this announcement it is very likely that the execution will be carried out soon, and the remote location makes it difficult to exert any influence on the process.”
Jafari further pleaded, “I hope international organizations act quickly and effectively on this specific case.”…