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URGENT!! STOP THE HANGING OF FOUR MEN FOR "SODOMY" IN IRAN

This petition was published by John S. Burke on May 12, 2012

The international community must stand as one to demand an immediate halt to any plans to execute four Iranian men, Saadat Arefi, Vahid Akbari, Javid Akbari and Houshmand Akbari, who have been condemned to die after being convicted of "sodomy".

Anyone with even a cursory knowledge of the plight of gay people in Iran knows exactly what this charge, and the Islamic Republic's willful failure to differentiate between rape and consensual same-gender sexual relations, really means.

Furthermore, the charge itself as stipulated under the Islamic Republic's legal statutes is illegal under international human rights covenants and treaties to which Iran is a signatory.

WE REMIND YOU THAT THIS DEATH SENTENCE IS LIKELY TO BE CARRIED OUT IN THE VERY IMMEDIATE FUTURE UNLESS YOU ACT NOW!

The blood of four innocent gay men will be an indelible stain upon the conscience of the world community if this atrocity is allowed to proceed!

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