In which countries is homosexuality punishable by death and when was the last death penalty carried out?

  • Paula Rosas @melibea20
  • BBC News World

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Two of the latter may be Mehrdat Karimpour and Farid Mohammadi, who were hanged in Iran at the end of January this year.

Karimpur is 32 and Mohammad is 29. They were charged Sodomy They spent six years on death row by Iranian authorities, according to the Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRAI), which reports on human rights violations and abuses in the country.

The gallows awaited them on January 30 in the city of Marakeh, about 500 km northwest of Tehran.

The difficulty of obtaining official data makes it difficult to know whether Mehrdat and Farid are the most recent victims, but they will not be the last.

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