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Iran Executes a Gay Man Under Label of Sodomy

Iran executed ten people on Wednesday, June 29, including a gay man, in Karaj, the capital of the Alborz Province, just outside of Tehran.

News organization Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) reported on Thursday about the latest wave of executions in the Islamic Republic.

According to HRANA, the identities of two of the executed people, Iman Safari Rad and Mehdi Khalgoldi, have been verified by HRANA. Iman Safavi Rad had previously been sentenced to death on charges of "sodomy" and Mehdi Khalgoldi on charges of "rape.”

According to experts, Iran’s regime frequently uses the charge of sodomy to impose the death penalty on gays and lesbians. (JPost / VFI News)