Iran: Revoke Death Sentences for Juvenile Offenders Three Men Await Execution for Alleged Homosexual Conduct When Children

Published: November 4, 2009

Iran: Revoke Death Sentences for Juvenile Offenders Three Men Await Execution for Alleged Homosexual Conduct When Children

Iran should immediately halt the planned executions of three men under charges of male homosexual conduct allegedly committed when they were children, Human Rights Watch said today. Mehdi P., from Tabriz; Moshen G., from Shiraz; and Nemat Safavi, from Ardebil, were accused in separate cases of committing homosexual acts when they were under age 18.  No date has been set for their execution yet, but the lawyer representing two of the men fears that it could happen any day.

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