I don't know how many of you know about the practice of public hangings in Iran. Sometimes it is murderers or thieves. Sometimes.
A while ago, I saw pictures of two young boys being hanged. I didn't know why; thought they did something terrible. I forgot about all of this it until today; I came across a news article that talked about this particular incident; apparently they were hung for being gay. There are a lot of people waiting on death row in Iran, for a number of similar 'reasons'; women and young girls awaiting the noose for "acts incompatible with chastity".
I do not think this issue needs discussion or deliberation. It is quite appalling from any perspective. I found 2 petitions, addressed to the U.N Secretary General, that you can sign. Its not much, but it is something.