International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission –

International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission –
Update on Executions in Iran

Since last week, IGLHRC has learned more facts about the public executions which took place in Mashad, Iran on July 19, 2005. The most accurate information we now have has come from our colleagues at Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International.

The two young men publicly hanged in Iran were convicted of sexually assaulting a thirteen-year-old boy. They were in held detention for 14 months prior to the execution, where they were also subjected to 228 lashes each. For more information and current updates on the facts of the case, please see Amnesty International�s Public Statement below and the Human Rights Watch website at: Human Rights Watch News