14 Year Old Boy Hanged In Iran For Being Gay

A 14 year old boy had been allegedly hanged in Iran summer boys' camp for being gay. The boy was sentenced to death by the mullah who informed other campers that what, Akbar Zargarzadeh has done is "deserving of death".

Homosexuality in Iran is punishable by execution or imprisonment, though the LGBT group have not confirmed the incident.


The 2007 execution of Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Marhoni (Photo: ISNA/Wikimedia)

The news was first tweeted by New york times contributor,  Journalist Amir Taheri...


Mahmoud Asgari, aged 16, and Ayaz Marhoni, aged 18, were Iranian teenagers from the province of Khorasan who were publicly hanged in Edalat (Justice) Square in Mashhad, northeast Iran, on July 19, 2005. They were accused of raping a 13 year old, even though a lot of LGBT groups believed they were only killed for having consensual sex with each other.