Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Iran: Tell Me Lies About Iran

You have almost certainly heard about the young men, Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Marhoni, who almost all media said, were hanged "simply for being gay" in Iran in 2005.
Actually they raped a kid, yet to say this became a heresy - hardly coincidentally, this was a time when the US and UK were beating the drums of war against Iran.
No-one who's seriously looked into the case - like Amnesty and Human Rights Watch - still thinks there is any hard evidence they were killed "simply for being gay".
But another day, another email from Peter Tatchell (re-printed below) still appears to cling to the earlier story.
Why not make up your own mind?
This is Scott Long's article 'Debating Iran'.

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