Where is the outrage?
Iran will execute at least 20 of the youths they arrested during a crackdown in May. The individuals are charged with rape, insulting religious sanctities and laws, and homosexuality. (Photo from crackdown via Iran Focus)
During the youth crackdown in May, the Iranian regime beatdown and arrested several individuals. The regime announced this week that it will execute at least 20 of these individuals in the coming days for crimes including insulting religious sanctities and homosexuality.
The International Herald Tribune reported:
The Iranian government confirmed Tuesday that a man was executed by stoning last week for committing adultery, and said that 20 more men would be executed in the coming days on morality violations.
A judiciary spokesman, Alireza Jamshidi, told reporters on Tuesday that a death sentence by stoning had been carried out last week near the city of Takestan, west of Tehran, despite an order by the chief of the judiciary, Ayatollah Mahmoud Shahroudi, not to permit such executions.
“The verdict was final, and so it was carried out for the man but not for the woman,” the ISNA news agency quoted Jamshidi as saying.
He said the 20 additional executions were for such things as “rape, insulting religious sanctities and laws, and homosexuality.” Most executions in Iran are hangings, often in public and at the scenes of the alleged crimes.
The police arrested about 1,000 people in May during a so-called morality crackdown. Jamshidi said 15 more men were being tried on similar charges and could receive death sentences.