IRAN. RADICALS MOBILISED TO SAVE TWO GAY YOUTHS
February 12, 2008: the International mobilisation to save two youths sentenced to death in Iran for homosexuality continues.
In only a few days more than 12,500 people have signed the petition (www.petitiononline.com/irangay) to the Iranian authorities to save the lives of Hamzeh Chavi and Loghman Hamzehpour.
The two boys, 18 and 19 years old, were arrested in Sardasht, in Azerbaijan Iran, on January 23, 2008, charged with "mohareb" and "lavat" (being an enemy of Allah and sodomy). They confessed, under torture, to being in love and now risk being executed.
The Trans-National and Trans-Party Non Violent Radical Party, with Hands Off Cain, have joined the EveryOne Group initiative.Â A letter was sent to Abolfazl Zohrevand, the Ambassador in Italy to the Islamic Republic of Iran, asking for an urgent meeting to discuss the case of the two youths that has provoked outrage around the world, as well as concerns over the current violation of human rights in Iran. (Sources: radicali.it, 12/02/2008)