Human Rights report slams Iran for harassing gays

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December 15, 2010 15:40

 
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Human Rights Watch accused Iran of legal and persistent harassment of gays, and has called on it to rescind laws allowing execution for consensual same-sex intercourse, in a report released Wednesday.

The New York-based organization documents cases of arbitrary arrests, invasions of homes, mistreatment of detainees and the denial of due legal process to people suspected of nonconformist sexual activity.

The 102-page report cites allegations that suspected offenders were themselves sexually abused in detention by security authorities.

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