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Two Iranian women sentenced to death for LGBTQIA activism

Two Iranian women were sentenced to death for their activism in support of the country’s LGBTQIA community. They were accused of “promoting homosexuality, gambling, fraud, and promoting illicit sexual relations and publishing them on the Internet.”

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They still kill LGBTQIA people in Iran.

Two Iranian women were sentenced to death for their activism in support of the country’s LGBTQIA community. This was reported by State-owned news agency, IRNA, after the Hengaw human rights network claimed it received reports about the case.

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) accused Zahra Hamadani and Elham Chubdar of “promoting homosexuality, gambling, fraud, and promoting illicit sexual relations and publishing them on the Internet.”

Accordingly, the Revolutionary Court of Urmia ruled in a joint case that the two accused were guilty of charges of “corruption on Earth,” “promoting Christianity,” and “communicating with the media opposing the Islamic Republic.”

Hamadani, 31, was detained in October 2021 for her social media posts defending LGBTQIA rights. And then a month later, she was arrested while trying to leave the country; she reportedly didn’t have access to her lawyer since.

Being LGBTQIA is punishable by death in Iran.

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