Sunday, November 29, 2009
Stop Executions in Iran
You always wonder if sending a letter will ever do any good. But when you are thousands of miles away from a bleak situation you just have to take any action available and hope that it just might make a difference.
As we have previously reported, Iranian courts continue to sentence gay men to death after they have been accused and convicted of sodomy. Punishment for same-sex intercourse between two men (Lavaat) is death and between two women (Mosaheghe) is 100 lashes for the first three offenses and the death penalty for the fourth.
Join us along with the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC), Iranian Queer Organization (IRQO) and COC Netherlands in calling on Iranian authorities to stop the numerous executions of minors and adults accused of sodomy. Also join us in calling on Western countries with significant diplomatic and economic ties to Iran, including Germany, France, Canada, as well as the European Union, to pursue diplomatic efforts to cease these executions.
Go to www.IGLHRC.org and click on the article about this situation in Iran. It will lead you to a button that says TAKE ACTION NOW which in turn brings you to an electronic system to send a preformatted letter in English to the foreign officials and another letter in Persian to Iranian officials.
It takes all of two minutes and it could very well save someone’s life.