Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Iran Hangs Another Gay Man

Remember the story of the young gay man in Iran who was going to be hanged for having sex with other boys his age...when he was just thirteen?

And how it looked as if his life was going to be spared?

Well ....sadly... it wasn't.

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) has learned today that despite an order by the Iranian Chief Justice to nullify his death sentence, Mr. Makvan Mouloodzadeh was executed in Kermanshah Central Prison at 5 a.m. this morning, Iranian time. Neither Mr. Mouloodzadeh's family or his lawyer were told about the execution until after it occurred.

Mr. Mouloodzadeh was a 21-year-old Iranian citizen who was accused of committing anal rape (ighab) with other young boys when he was 13 years old. However, at Mr. Mouloodzadeh's trial, all the witnesses retracted their pre-trial testimonies, claiming to have lied to the authorities under duress. Makvan also told the court that his confession was made under coercion and pleaded not guilty.

One more murdered gay a country where 4,000 are believed to have been executed.

Too bad. For a moment I allowed myself to believe that along with all the others who raised their voices in protest I had actually helped save a life. I guess it was too good to be true.

But it doesn't matter The struggle for freedom continues.

The evil religious fanatics who run that country may not be building a nuclear bomb.

But they're still guilty of crimes against humanity.

And one day they'll pay for them...


P.S. One big gay blog in the U.S. suggested that rather than sending letters and postcards to Iranian officials.... we might want to send them dog shit in the mail instead.

But that wouldn't work for me.

Even if I could put my old lab on a four poops a day regime....and collected all the other poop in the doggie park...I still wouldn't have enough to let them know how I really feel....


Anonymous said...

I like the idea of dog shit. That's so appropriate for the savage pigs that are doing this to our brothers and sisters in the name of their fucking fantasies about an invisible man in the sky. Makes me absolutely sick, and not a peep from high ranking officials about this despicable killing of innocent people.

Simon said...

Hi waterboy!! I share your disgust.I'm against capital punishment as it is...but hanging someone for something they did at 13 is so despicable I can hardly believe it. And scary part is that nobody seems to be in charge. The Chief Justice acquits him...but some lower judges ignore him? It's nuts. Hopefully one day soon the Iranians...who have a very young population...will rise up and overthrow these religious tyrants...