Entry #10114: Censorship of LGBT Issues in Iran

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RegionIran
IssueCensorship of LGBT Issues
StatusOther punishment
Start Date2013
End Datenow
DescriptionPenal Code 2013, Art. 237 Other Homosexual Acts: Article 237 provides that same-sex affection between men or between women other than ‘liwat’ or ‘tafkhiz’ (Anal Sex between men and frotting) , such as “kissing or touching as a result of lust”, is punishable with 31-74 lashes. In Iran, there are no laws restricting to discussing LGBT topics in the Internet. However those who are accused of Political dissidence or plotting to " overthrow the Islamic Republic " could be subjected to the death penalty as well, of which charges are also included with Homosexuality . An estimated number from the Amnesty International reports is that more than 5,000 Gay men and Lesbians have been executed since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Sourceshttps://www.dw.com/en/iran-defends-execution-of-gay-people/a-49144899 https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.jpost.com/middle-east/iran-news/iran-arrests-lesbian-for-trafficking-girls-supporting-homosexuality-688537/amp


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Revision by Muhammadaji2022

Old Value New Value (Current)
NotePenal Code 2013, Art. 237 Other Homosexual Acts: Article 237 provides that same-sex affection between men or between women other than ‘liwat’ or ‘tafkhiz’ (Anal Sex between men) , such as “kissing or touching as a result of lust”, is punishable with 31-74 lashes. In Iran, there are no laws restricting to discussing LGBT topics in the Internet. However those who are accused of Political dissidence or plotting to " overthrow the Islamic Republic " could be subjected to the death penalty as well, of which charges are also included with Homosexuality . An estimated number from the Amnesty International reports is that more than 5,000 Gay men and Lesbians have been executed since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Penal Code 2013, Art. 237 Other Homosexual Acts: Article 237 provides that same-sex affection between men or between women other than ‘liwat’ or ‘tafkhiz’ (Anal Sex between men and frotting) , such as “kissing or touching as a result of lust”, is punishable with 31-74 lashes. In Iran, there are no laws restricting to discussing LGBT topics in the Internet. However those who are accused of Political dissidence or plotting to " overthrow the Islamic Republic " could be subjected to the death penalty as well, of which charges are also included with Homosexuality . An estimated number from the Amnesty International reports is that more than 5,000 Gay men and Lesbians have been executed since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Revision by LGBT_southeastasian

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Sourceshttps://www.dw.com/en/iran-defends-execution-of-gay-people/a-49144899https://www.dw.com/en/iran-defends-execution-of-gay-people/a-49144899 https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.jpost.com/middle-east/iran-news/iran-arrests-lesbian-for-trafficking-girls-supporting-homosexuality-688537/amp

Revision by Muhammadaji2022

Old Value New Value
NotePenal Code 2013, Art. 237 Other Homosexual Acts: Article 237 provides that same-sex affection between men and between women other than ‘liwat’ or ‘tafkhiz’ (Anal Sex between men) , such as “kissing or touching as a result of lust”, is punishable with 31-74 lashes. In Iran, there are no laws restricting to discussing LGBT topics in the Internet. However those who are accused of Political dissidence or plotting to " overthrow the Islamic Republic " could be subjected to the death penalty as well, of which charges are also included with Homosexuality . An estimated number from the Amnesty International reports is that more than 5,000 Gay men and Lesbians have been executed since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Penal Code 2013, Art. 237 Other Homosexual Acts: Article 237 provides that same-sex affection between men or between women other than ‘liwat’ or ‘tafkhiz’ (Anal Sex between men) , such as “kissing or touching as a result of lust”, is punishable with 31-74 lashes. In Iran, there are no laws restricting to discussing LGBT topics in the Internet. However those who are accused of Political dissidence or plotting to " overthrow the Islamic Republic " could be subjected to the death penalty as well, of which charges are also included with Homosexuality . An estimated number from the Amnesty International reports is that more than 5,000 Gay men and Lesbians have been executed since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Revision by Muhammadaji2022

Old Value New Value
NotePenal Code 2013, Art. 237 Other Homosexual Acts: Article 237 provides that same-sex intimacy between men and between women other than ‘liwat’ or ‘tafkhiz’, such as “kissing or touching as a result of lust”, is punishable with 31-74 lashes. In Iran, there are no laws restricting to discussing LGBT topics in the Internet. However those who are accused of Political dissidence or plotting to " overthrow the Islamic Republic " could be subjected to the death penalty as well, of which charges are also included with Homosexuality . An estimated number from the Amnesty International reports is that more than 5,000 Gay men and Lesbians have been executed since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Penal Code 2013, Art. 237 Other Homosexual Acts: Article 237 provides that same-sex affection between men and between women other than ‘liwat’ or ‘tafkhiz’ (Anal Sex between men) , such as “kissing or touching as a result of lust”, is punishable with 31-74 lashes. In Iran, there are no laws restricting to discussing LGBT topics in the Internet. However those who are accused of Political dissidence or plotting to " overthrow the Islamic Republic " could be subjected to the death penalty as well, of which charges are also included with Homosexuality . An estimated number from the Amnesty International reports is that more than 5,000 Gay men and Lesbians have been executed since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Revision by Muhammadaji2022

Old Value New Value
Start Date0000-01-012013-01-01
Start Date Unknownmonth

Revision by Muhammadaji2022

Old Value New Value
NotePenal Code 2013, Art. 237 Other Homosexual Acts Article 237 provides that same-sex intimacy between men and between women other than ‘liwat’ or ‘tafkhiz’, such as “kissing or touching as a result of lust”, is punishable with 31-74 lashes. In Iran, there are no laws restricting to discussing LGBT topics in the Internet. However those who are accused of Political dissidence or plotting to " overthrow the Islamic Republic " could be subjected to the death penalty as well, of which charges are also included with Homosexuality . An estimated number from the Amnesty International reports is that more than 5,000 Gay men and Lesbians have been executed since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Penal Code 2013, Art. 237 Other Homosexual Acts: Article 237 provides that same-sex intimacy between men and between women other than ‘liwat’ or ‘tafkhiz’, such as “kissing or touching as a result of lust”, is punishable with 31-74 lashes. In Iran, there are no laws restricting to discussing LGBT topics in the Internet. However those who are accused of Political dissidence or plotting to " overthrow the Islamic Republic " could be subjected to the death penalty as well, of which charges are also included with Homosexuality . An estimated number from the Amnesty International reports is that more than 5,000 Gay men and Lesbians have been executed since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Revision by Muhammadaji2022

Old Value New Value
NoteIn Iran, there are no laws restricting to discussing LGBT topics in the Internet. However those who are accused of Political dissidence or plotting to " overthrow the Islamic Republic " could be subjected to the death penalty as well, of which charges are also included with Homosexuality . An estimated number from the Amnesty International reports is that more than 5,000 Gay men and Lesbians have been executed since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Penal Code 2013, Art. 237 Other Homosexual Acts Article 237 provides that same-sex intimacy between men and between women other than ‘liwat’ or ‘tafkhiz’, such as “kissing or touching as a result of lust”, is punishable with 31-74 lashes. In Iran, there are no laws restricting to discussing LGBT topics in the Internet. However those who are accused of Political dissidence or plotting to " overthrow the Islamic Republic " could be subjected to the death penalty as well, of which charges are also included with Homosexuality . An estimated number from the Amnesty International reports is that more than 5,000 Gay men and Lesbians have been executed since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Revision by Muhammadaji2022

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueNo censorshipOther punishment
NoteIn Iran, there are no laws restricting to discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.In Iran, there are no laws restricting to discussing LGBT topics in the Internet. However those who are accused of Political dissidence or plotting to " overthrow the Islamic Republic " could be subjected to the death penalty as well, of which charges are also included with Homosexuality . An estimated number from the Amnesty International reports is that more than 5,000 Gay men and Lesbians have been executed since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
Sourceshttps://www.dw.com/en/iran-defends-execution-of-gay-people/a-49144899

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