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  • 16th July 2013

    Yemen: Al-Qaeda linked group kills man ‘accused of being gay’ 5

    Same-sex sexual activity remains illegal in Yemen with punishments ranging from flogging to death

    2:41 PM — Two militants from an Al-Qaeda linked group have shot dead a man in the southern Lahj province of the country, on the basis of his perceived sexuality.

  • 12th May 2012

    Four Iranian men due to be hanged for sodomy 203

    According to Iranian human rights campaigners, over 4,000 lesbians and gay men have been executed since the Ayatollahs seized power in 1979.

    1:49 PM — Iran court sentence four men from the town of Choram, in the Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province, to death by hanging for sodomy. Four men named 'Saadat Arefi', 'Vahid Akbari', 'Javid Akbari' and 'Houshmand Akbari' are due to be executed shortly after their verdict was approved recently by high court judges, according to a report from the Human Rights Activist News Agency (HRANA) in Iran.

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