REPORT: Iran Hangs Three For Sodomy

According to the Iran Human Rights blog, this weekend Iran executed three men for the crime of sodomy.

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.

Please note that reports of this sort have sometimes proven to be unreliable. In some cases, charges of homosexuality or sodomy are heaped upon non-gay prisoners as a final insult to their families or to justify a political execution.

(Via – Advocate)