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MEP Michael Cashman says he’s working to stop Iranian gay executions

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  1. I doubt if baroness warsi would be so condeming of this evil bigotry towards gay people from islamic extremists.

  2. I hope he is successful although the sentence commuted to imprisonment may actually end up being more barbaric.

    I read on another report that the two men had been so badly tortured that they needed help to sign their own confessions. What life can they expect in prison when the world moves on from the story?.

    The barbarity of these places is beyond belief, in Iraq it is not enough to throw them off a cliff or hang them by strangulation off a crane, they feel the need to almost kill them with 300 lashes first.

    What a horrible dilemma !!

  3. paul canning 21 Jan 2011, 3:59pm

    I’m updating on this case here

  4. Dan Littauer 21 Jan 2011, 4:57pm

    Please note that it is a wide coalition of activists, called the GLA. GayMiddleEast, LezGetReal, and LGBTAsylumNews (aka. Paul Canning).

    I am in direct contact with sources who are in touch with the family of the two. Will post a link to a more precise picture in a while. In addition Simon Hughes and Caroline Lucas have been working on the case.

  5. Dan Littauer 21 Jan 2011, 5:40pm

    Latest update. Boys are still alive and in Prison. Will put up a link here very soon. Stay tuned.

  6. “Previous cases, in particular that of the woman sentenced to stoning for adultery, now changed to imprisonment, show that sometimes international pressure works.”

    Life in prison better than death? Time to attack Iran. No if more Islam dictator leader. Theocratic country not good for any one!

  7. Cashman is a good egg, and I’ve always fancied him rotten. It’s always good when totty is also on the side of the angels!
    Go for it!

  8. Dan Littauer 21 Jan 2011, 7:27pm

    Latest updates here:

    Please refer to this address for the latest and most accurate updates of how this story develops.

    Warm regards,
    Dan Littauer

  9. Dan . . . many thanks for the link

  10. Dan Littauer 21 Jan 2011, 8:41pm

    20:00 GMT IGLHRC cant access sources but confirms our report (see below) that the boys have not yet been executed.

  11. A,J,Mainland 21 Jan 2011, 8:52pm

    can you believe that people in this country are still trying to convince us that this religion is good and the answer to all humanity! Yes Tim, Baroness
    Warsi ought to be watched like a hawk or soon there will be no discussion or debate allowed
    to criticise Islam or Christianity.
    I Personaly see these actions and how they go about them as the actions of mentaly conditioned
    brain washed monsters. The gory
    details of some victims slow deaths and tortures, with bystanders cheering on the cause, is spine chilling and
    inhumane is an understatement.
    Heres hoping a little preasure
    under the global spotlight will
    make people think.

  12. Please sent the following e-mail or similar to Simon Hughes MP

    . . . . . . . . . .

    Dear Simon Hughes MP

    “The Planned Iranian executions of Ayub and Mosleh”

    I understand from various sources: GLA. GayMiddleEast, LezGetReal, LGBTAsylumNews and, that Ayub 21 and Mosleh 20; are due to be executed in Iran for alleged homosexuality offences.

    I understand that homosexuality is illegal in Iran. I also understand that a previous Iranian case of a woman sentenced to stoning for adultery, was later changed to imprisonment. The case highlighted how with international pressure the Iranian regime can be brought to reconsider cases.

    I urge you to use you influence as Deputy Leader of the House of Commons, by putting pressure on the Iranian Embassy and the Iranian regime, to halt this impending execution; by asking them to reconsider these alleged offences of Ayub and Mosleh.

    Yours Sincerely

  13. Andrew Stephens 21 Jan 2011, 9:52pm

    I emailed Warsi as its her chosen religion that is at the root of this.

  14. @Andrew Stephens

    I will e-mail Baroness Warsi as well

    Many thanks

  15. Well, as I said in previous posts, I don’t hold a lot of hope, but at least now there is official recognition, let’s hope that there is a glimmer of a possibility something can be done.

    I wish them all the best of luck.

  16. Thanks JohnK…

    have sent off an e-mail to Simon, MP, have passed it along, and have received an acknowledgement…

  17. Steve@GayWebHosting 22 Jan 2011, 11:46am

    Totally barbaric. They need to be made to see this…

    I am also sending an email to Simon Hughes MP.

    I really hope that something can come of this. I feel so desperately sorry for the two lads and their situation..

  18. Dan Littauer 22 Jan 2011, 9:21pm

    Latest update, here:

  19. Thanks Dan…

    Please let me know if and when I can sign a legitimate petition.

    We can save these young men, and we must.

  20. I’m really glad they are still alive and that the government is at least trying to save them. if there’s any petition we can sign or anything else we can do, please let us know

  21. Commanderthor 23 Jan 2011, 10:06am

    I’m guessing in Iran hanging is a better fate than either life in prison or stoning…

  22. Commanderthor 23 Jan 2011, 10:06am

    I’m guessing in Iran hanging is a better fate than either life in prison or stoning…

  23. …what a sad commentary… and it may very well be true.

  24. What a joke 24 Jan 2011, 11:48am

    I’m sure the tory peer Warsi will intervene and help stop the muslim regime from murdering innocent people.

    And she wonders why some people might be ismalaphobic. What a joke.

  25. Dan Littauer 24 Jan 2011, 2:07pm

    BREAKING NEWS: Three men hanged today for allegedly raping a teenage boy in Iran, see:

    I received word a few hours ago about this (UNRELATED) case – very sad. I sent PinkNews the press release, they may publish it later.

  26. Dan Littauer 24 Jan 2011, 5:44pm

    Iranian TV confirmed the execution news of the three. Nothing yet on PinkNews though

  27. Cashman never overcomes Islam.

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