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Iran executed Mohsen Lorestani

Posts from Kurdish social media accounts suggest that Iran executed singer Mohsen Lorestani on 6 December. Although authorities detained the singer in March, news of his arrest only surfaced in October. He appeared in court before the notorious hanging judge Mohammad Moqisseh, infamous for his role in torturing and executing political prisoners as far back as …

hanging judge Mohammad Moqisseh mohsen lorestani inran corruption on earth

Notorious hanging judge Mohammad Moqisseh presided over the recent trial of an outed singer, according to reports from Iran. Mohsen Lorestani faced charges of ‘corruption on Earth’ stemming from a conversation on social media. The singer’s lawyer only received notification of the trial after it occurred. As yet, the verdict is unknown. Mohsen Lorestani News …

Mohsen Lorestani death sentence iran

Iranian Kurdish singer Mohsen Lorestani faces a potential death sentence after a Tehran court charged him with ‘corruption on Earth’. That charge can carry the death penalty in Iran. The Kurdistan Human Rights Network tweeted news of the charge. “Mohsen Lorestani, a Kurdish singer from Kermanshah, has been charged with ‘corruption on earth’ in a …

gay christian iranian Mehdi Shokr Khoda iran

The Swedish Migration Board yesterday ordered a gay Christian Iranian teenager to leave Sweden. Despite the well documented persecution of both Christians and gays in Iran, the board rejected 19-year-old Mehdi Shokr Khoda’s application for asylum. Mehdi Shokr Khoda and Christianity Mehdi fled Iran in 2017. He converted to Christianity in Stockholm and subsequently underwent …

US President Donald Trump

The Trump Administration has announced it plans to campaign for the decriminalisation of homosexuality worldwide. The campaign will be headed by the US’ highest-profile openly gay diplomat Richard Grenell, who is currently the US Ambassador to Germany. Mr Grenell kicked things off in Berlin earlier this week by flying in LGBTIQ rights campaigners from across …

Iran Publicly Hangs Man on Charges of Homosexuality

An unidentified 31-year old man was publicly hanged on charges of homosexuality on January 10 in Kazeroon, Fars Province, in the Islamic Republic of Iran. According to the state-run ISNA, the man was sentenced to death by hanging for performing acts in violation to the country’s anti-gay laws – having sexual intercourse with another man, …

Iran recently executed a secondary school pupil and gay Iranian teenager convicted of raping another boy. A court found Hasan Afshar, 19, guilty of “lavat-e be onf” – forced male to male anal intercourse. The court refused the teenager legal representation during his two-month trial in early 2015. “Homosexual conduct” remains illegal under Iran’s Sharia …