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Thursday, July 28, 2005

Gay teenagers executed in Iran 

This week two gay teenagers were executed in Iran. Their only 'crime' was their sexual orientation. After more than a year of imprisonment, where they had already been punished with 226 lashes, both guys were hanged publicly on July 19th 2005. Mahmoud Asgari (16) and Ayaz Marhoni (18) are the next victims in Iran in long series of execution upon basis of homosexual behaviour.

These barbarian and medieval events have to stop immediately.

Gay & Lesbian organisations, Human Rights organisations, Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi, and even the Oposition in Iran are sharply judging the executions of these teenagers.

We call upon:

-Our governments to sharply judge the execution of these gay teenagers;

-Our governments to not send back to Iran asylum-seekers upon basis of their homosexuality; 

-Our goverments to reprimand Iran with economical and political sanctions; 

-Europe to suspend the negations on a associative treaty with Iran. 

Let your voice be heard! Together we hope to make an effort to call upon our governments, asking them to make a strong signal towards the Iranian government.

The Undersigned(Please click to sign!)


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