Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Iran to Kill more Queers

Leader of the Islamic Republic
Ayatollah Sayed 'Ali Khamenei, The Office of the Supreme Leader
Islamic Republic Street - End of Shahid Keshvar Doust Street, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Email: info_leader@leader.ir
via website: <http://www.leader.ir/langs/en/index.php?p=letter> (English)
<http://www.leader.ir/langs/fa/index.php?p=letter> (Persian)

Your Holiness,

I urge you to revisit the conviction and execution of Nemat Safavi from the city of Ardebil, Mehdi P. from Tabriz, and Mohsen Gh. from Shiraz under the prohibition of Levat, or homosexual acts.

These executions are deplorable and extremely offensive to all of the free peoples of the world. These men, and in one case boy, if the convictions are even just and with base, were only following their heart and did nothing else but love somebody outside of your narrow view of propriety.

I urge you once again to re-consider your state's position on homosexuality and leave gay peoples in your country to love whom they wish.

Michael Kruse