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Iran Sentences Gay Couple to Death

Iran’s supreme court has upheld death sentences for adultery against a 27-year-old and his 33-year-old lover male after the man’s father-in-law denied them clemency, a reformist newspaper reported Saturday.

Details are sketchy but it seems that one of them was marries and while the wife DID testify and presented video evidence in court to her husbands homosexuality but pleaded to the courts to spare the pair the death penalty,

Iranian law allows that if a victim’s family forgives the accused in a capital crime, the convict can be either pardoned or given a jail sentence. But her father demanded death sentence still be imposed and the court found in his favor, the paper added.

According to human rights group Amnesty International, Iran carried out 246 executions last year.

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