Entry #358: Homosexual activity in Iran

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RegionIran
IssueHomosexual activity
StatusIllegal (death penalty as punishment)
Start DateFeb 11, 1979
End Datenow
DescriptionThe punishment for homosexuality is currently death for men. (Unless if there is sex between a mature person and a minor; in which can the mature person will be killed while minor will receive up to 74 lashes. Same case applies for 2 minors.) For women, the punishment is up to 100 lashes. Women with a certain number of repeat offenses can become subject to the death penalty as well.
Sourceshttp://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/may/17/iran-persecution-gay-community-revealed http://www.ranker.com/list/7-worst-capital-punishments-for-being-_illegally_-gay/joanne


Revision History (3)

Revision by Muhammadaji2022

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Start Date1991-01-011979-02-11
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Revision by Muhammadaji2022

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Start Date1900-01-011991-01-01
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Revision by imullin01

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueIllegal (other penalty)Illegal (death penalty as punishment)
NoteHomosexuality is punishable by 31 to 74 lashes. Read more: http://forbesindia.com/article/world-watch/lgbt-laws-around-the-world/36095/1#ixzz2fdOBCCYnThe punishment for homosexuality is currently death for men. (Unless if there is sex between a mature person and a minor; in which can the mature person will be killed while minor will receive up to 74 lashes. Same case applies for 2 minors.) For women, the punishment is up to 100 lashes. Women with a certain number of repeat offenses can become subject to the death penalty as well.
Sourceshttp://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/may/17/iran-persecution-gay-community-revealed http://www.ranker.com/list/7-worst-capital-punishments-for-being-_illegally_-gay/joanne
Reports (6)
  • Other "the death penalty law is unofficially unenforced and officially execution is not the first thing they do, they require you to be witnessed by 4 men while having sex with the same-sex person, you have to be arrested like that 3 times to be sentenced to death, the weirdness of the law comes from religion, most victims of execution right now are activists, not individials"
  • All information is correct, just adding sources "Learn a lot of information in recent years the law have been rarely enforced except rape"
  • Other "lesbians after second time or more might face with death penalty too"
  • Status is not correct "Sodomy is death both lesbianism and gays. However lesbianism is punishable with 100 lashes."
  • Status is not correct "Iran loves gays"
  • Other information is incorrect "The punishment for homosexuality is currently death for men. (Unless if there is sex between a mature person and a minor; in which can the mature person will be killed while minor will receive up to 74 lashes. Same case applies for 2 minors.) For women, the punishment is up to 100 lashes."

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