The tyrannical regime in Iran recently arrested 30 innocent gay men and is now forcing them to take “sodomy tests.”
Iran is a country that still condemns homosexuality, and one that even goes as far as hanging them.
According to reports, Iranian authorities raided a party in the Bahadoran District of Iran, firing their weapons off and making tons of arrests.
The Canada-based Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees issued the following statement:
Last Thursday around 8:30 pm, Esfahan’s police raided a private party in Bahadoran, the Garden region of Esfahan. After firing several gunshots, they arrested more than 30 men apparently between the ages of 16 and 30 for being homosexual.
IRQR received several reports in last few days and were able to confirm that police attacked guests and physically beat them. Police detained them all at the Basij (Revolutionary Guard Militia) Station and then transferred them to Esfahan’s Dastgerd Prison. A few people managed to escape and we received reports that there were several heterosexual individuals among those arrested.
After a few days, all the families were informed by Basij that their sons were arrested for Sodomy. A special persecutor has been assigned to their cases and they were charged with sodomy, drinking alcohol, and using psychedelic drugs. It was reported that prisoners will be sent to Esfahan’s Medical Jurisprudence department for anal examination in order to provide evidence of homosexual acts to the court.
According to the Islamic Punishment Code in Iran, homosexuality is punishable by death and a judge is able to sentence them based on valid evidence such as a medical report.
This type of behavior has no place in the modern world. You do not have to support homosexuality, but it is beyond wrong to kill people who live that lifestyle.
If an individual is happy and not hurting anyone, they too should be entitled to live a safe and free life. Iran’s latest actions show why the Middle East is one of the most barbaric places in the world and why our societies are completely incompatible.