Iran: urgent appeal to save the lives of four gay menBy EveryOne Group
Tehran, May 13, 2012. The Supreme Court of the Islamic Republic of Iran has confirmed the death sentence for four homosexual men: Vahid Akbari, Sahadat Arefi, Javid Akbari and Hushmand Akbari.
Sharia - or Islamic law – identifies homosexuals as "Enemies of Allah" who are to be persecuted or put to death. This bloodthirsty intolerance casts a shadow of cruelty over Islam, a religion that preaches peace, compassion and love.
EveryOne Group is asking the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights, the European Union Commissioner for Human Rights, the Organization for Islamic Cooperation, the Islamic Human Rights Commission and civil society to support our call for the defence of the lives of these four young homosexual men and all those who suffer persecution because of their natural orientation.
Roberto Malini, Matteo Pegoraro, Dario Picciau - EveryOne Group