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Human Rights Group: Two Gay Men Face Stoning in Iran


"We must stand against stoning in Piranshahr."

Two gay men in Iran have been sentenced to death by stoning for taking part in and taping homosexual acts, the International Committee Against Stoning (ICAS) says.

"According to the news we have received Ayub and Mosleh, 20 and 21 years old, are in danger of execution by stoning in the city of Piranshahr in the province of Kurdistan," ICAS says in a posting on its website. The group says the men filmed themselves engaging in homosexual acts -- video that included pictures of Iranian President Ahmadinejad -- and government officials somehow discovered that video (which the men had uploaded to their phones).

"We call on people everywhere to spread the news of the inhuman and medieval act against Ayub and Mosleh and do whatever they can to save them," ICAS writes.

ICAS has had some success in campaigning against stonings. The group was one of the leading voices calling for a stay when Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani faced the same sentence for allegedly cheating on, and killing, her husband. The stoning was eventually  canceled, however Ashtiani could still face death by hanging.

In Ashtiani's case, Iranian officials found justification for her stoning in Islamic law.

"We must stand against stoning in Piranshahr," ICAS says.

(H/T: Gateway Pundit)

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