Capital punishment in Iran Some human rights activists and opponents of the government in Iran claim between 4, and 6, gay men and lesbians have been executed in Iran for crimes related to their sexual orientation since According to Yahyavi, gays deserve to be tortured, executed, or both. Ten to fifteen percent of executions in Iran are for rape. The rape victim may settle the case by accepting compensation jirat in exchange for withdrawing the charges or forgiving the rapist.
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Background[ edit ] Shari'a Islamic Law in Shiite Iran prescribes the death penalty for homosexual acts but its require four eye witnesses to the event, but the Convention on the Rights of the Child , of which Iran is a signatory, forbids the execution of juveniles. According to Asgari's lawyer, Rohollah Razaz Zadeh, "death sentences handed to children by Iranian courts are supposed to be commuted to five years in jail",  but the Supreme Court in Tehran upheld the death sentence. The ages of the boys remain unclear, with some sources claiming they were fourteen and sixteen at the time of their arrests and sixteen and eighteen when executed, and others claiming that the older boy, Marhoni, was already nineteen, and therefore not a minor, when the alleged crime s took place. It gave a detailed account of how the two had raped a year-old boy, and included statements by the father of the rape victim. The gay-rights group, OutRage! Iran Focus , a news website that is widely regarded as an affiliate of the People's Mojahedin, also published an article about the hangings, mentioning no charges at all. Prior to their execution, the two were also given lashes each for drinking, disturbing the peace and theft.