Thursday, July 28, 2005

Call for action - petition against killing of gay people in Iran

This is an online petition. It condemns the excecution last week of two Iranian boys (Mahmoud Asgari aged 16, and Ayaz Marhoni, 18 years old) because of their homosexual relationship. Officially they have been convicted for the rape of a 13 year old boy. But human rights organisations believe this accusation has been made up, in order to prevent public sympathy for the boys. The 13-year old 'victim' was never found, and the rape hasn't been proven. Human rights groups claim the government of Iran excecuted more than 4000 Gays and lesbians over the past 25 years. That's more than one person every 3 days. This must be stopped!!!! Please sign the form, and forward this message to as many people as possible. It's easy to be sarcastic and and say it isn't going to help. But not doing anything CERTAINLY isn't going to make a difference. Here's the link: Thanks for your help. (We did not post the photo of the boys with the noose being lowered over there heads as it was too distressing).

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