Iran Hangs Gay Man in Public
Posted on Nov 15, 2006
A gay Iranian man was hanged in the western city of Kermanshah’s “Freedom Square” on charges of sodomy.
A wake-up call: The bigotry of the U.S. Catholic Church toward gays pales in comparison to the homicidal intolerance of other cultures worldwide.
Iran in Focus:
TEHRAN—A gay Iranian man was hanged in public on Tuesday in the western city of Kermanshah on the charge of sodomy.
Shahab Darvishi was charged with organising a “corruption ring,” deliberate assault, and “lavat,” which means homosexual relationship between two men or sodomy, the official news agency IRNA reported.
Darvishi was hanged in the evening in Kermanshah’s “Freedom Square” in front of hundreds of people, the report said.