En breve, un joven de 19 años puede ser ahorcado en Irán. Su delito, ser homosexual en un país extremo de intolerancia religiosa.
Irán es un país en el que impera la ley divina sobre la democracia; la teocracia, sobre las leyes libres emanadas de la voluntad popular. Prevalecen el fanatismo y el dogma frente a la razón y el librepensamiento.
El joven Nemat Safavi lleva tres años encarcelado desde que un tribunal de ayatolás en Azerbaiyán le acusará de sodomía. Se le castigará a morir ahorcado de una soga atada a una grúa, si el tribunal supremo de Irán no revoca la sentencia.
El año pasado, Hamzeh Chavi y Loghman Hamzehpour, dos muchachos homosexuales de 18 y 19 años fueron arrestados en Azerbaiyán y tras sesiones de correazos, puntapiés y puñetazos confesaron su pecado de sodomía por lo que, una vez declarados enemigos de la fe, fueron ahorcados.
Apoya a Nemat Safavi, exigiendo su libertad, escribiendo una carta al Presidente de la República de Irán
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E-MAIL AL PRESIDENTE DE IRÁN:
I write to express my grave concerns for the safety of Nemat Safavi, following reports that he has been sentenced to death allegedly due to homosexual activity. According to reports and world press coverage, Nemat Safavi, was arrested when he was only 16 years of age and charged with lavat (sexual relations between men). He has since been condemned to death by a court in Ardebil, in the northwest Azerbaijan region.
Mr. President, in 2007, when you visited the USA, you made a public statement that Iran did not execute people because of their sexuality. Nemat Safavi does not appear to have committed any of the crimes for which you stated Iran delivers the death penalty.
I am aware that Iran continues to charge people with lavat and also that other laws are used to justify the execution of homosexuals in Iran. I have grave concerns that your government continues to persecute the Iranian gay, lesbian and bisexual community and is, in fact, still executing people due to their homosexuality.In addition to this, Nemat was reportedly 16 years of age at the time of his arrest and as such was still a minor. As you are aware, Iran has signed on to two conventions agreeing not to execute juvenile offenders. Executing Nemat would be a flagrant violation of both Article 6(5) of the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
I ask that Iran live up to its commitments to its children and young people and immediately cease all executions of juvenile offenders.I ask that Iran cease and desist from persecuting the gay, lesbian and bisexual community. I ask that you ensure that gays, lesbians and bisexuals living in Iran are not executed for their sexuality, are treated fairly by the police and justice system and that you take steps to ensure justice for all your citizens.
Finally I ask for an immediate stay of execution for Nemat Safavi and call for his immediate release from goal.I respectfully request that you consider these issues as a matter of urgency. I am not alone in my concerns for Nemat Safavi and the homosexual community in Iran and I ask that you act quickly to improve this situation.
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