Finland’s openly homosexual Foreign Minister is silent as to whether he brought up the subject of anti-Gay persecution in Iran, with the visiting Iranian FM, Mohammad Javad Zarif in Helsinki last year.
There has been an international outcry since early this month over Iran’s use of the death penalty in connection with the case of the reportedly innocent Greco-Roman wrestler Navid Afkari. Human rights organizations and decorated wrestlers across the world say Afkari was executed on September 12 for peacefully protesting against the political and economic corruption of the Iranian regime.
Iran is the most dangerous country for gay travelers – report
The ‘Post’ first reported in 2019 that Iran’s regime publicly hanged a man for violating the country’s Islamic Sharia anti-gay law.
The finance website Insider Monkey listed the Islamic Republic of Iran as the most dangerous country for gay travelers following the regime’s execution of a man last year based on an anti-gay law.
The September 13 article said that Iran topped “the list of the 15 most dangerous countries for gay travelers, with the death penalty imposed for such acts. Again, it’s hard to confirm how many executions have actually been carried out, but there are reports of such executions taking place.”
According to a 2008 British WikiLeaks cable examined by The Jerusalem Post, Iran’s clerical regime has executed between 4,000 and 6,000 gays and lesbians since the country’s Islamic revolution in 1979.
The Post first reported in 2019 that Iran’s regime publicly hanged a man for violating the country’s Islamic Sharia anti-gay law.
US State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus tweeted on Sunday: “On what legal basis does Iran execute homosexuals? How many have been executed since you’ve been in your office? Why does your government hang gay men from cranes? Questions for Zarif.”