Iran has imposed the death penalty on two lesbian activists for allegedly promoting homosexuality, human rights organization Hengaw reported on Sunday.
“Zahra Sediqi Hamedani, known as ‘Sareh,’ 31, from Naqadeh, and Elham Chubdar, 24, from Urmia, both activists of the LGBT community, were sentenced to death by the Revolutionary Court of Urmia in a joint case on the charge of ‘Corruption on Earth’ through the promoting of homosexuality.”
In addition to “promoting homosexuality,” the two women, according to Hengaw, were convicted of “promoting Christianity” and “communicating with the media opposing the Islamic Republic.”
In December of 2021 the Islamic Republic’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) arrested a lesbian in November and, according to the pro-Iran Tasnim news agency, was detained on charges of “forming a gang for trafficking girls and supporting homosexuality.”
As of 2008 Iran’s regime has executed between 4,000 and 6,000 gays and lesbians since the nation’s Islamic revolution in 1979,.
ISIS the Islamic State (or ISIS) have posted pictures that depict two gay men thrown from the roof of a building as a crowd watches them fall to their deaths, and carrying out public executions before an audience in Iraq’s Nineveh province.
ISIS-affiliated social media feeds began spreading the images Thursday. Those accounts linked to a justpasteit.com file attributed to the “Information Office of the mandate of Nineveh,” an apparent propaganda arm tied to Islamic state press releases. The public executions appear to have taken place in Mosul, the capital of the Islamic State and Iraq’s second largest city sits in Nineveh province.
Public executions in ISIS controlled areas enforce the group’s version of Sharia Law and serve to terrorize locals into strict obedience. Elsewhere, ISIS has used the tactic to intimidate its rivals.
Another example of human beings using religion to justify their hatred, bigotry and contempt. Murder is murder no matter what excuse you choose to justify your actions.