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Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran since 1980, is a country in the Middle East region of Western Asia.

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Exiled Iranian pop icon’s song about gay love causing stir in Islamic republic

Sunday, March 9, 2014
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AMSTERDAM -- Iranian pop star Googoosh has released a video that addresses homosexual love - a major gesture by one of the country's top cultural figures in exile - causing a stir in the Islamic republic, where the topic is taboo and being convicted of homosexuality can carry the death [...]

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Iranian news agency accuses Israel, U.S., U.K. of ‘spreading homosexuality’ globally

Sunday, September 9, 2012
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QOM, Iran — The Mashregh News, a state-controlled Iranian media outlet, has published a report asserting that the “Zionist regime” of Israel, along with Jews in the U.S. and the United Kingdom were financing efforts to “spread homosexuality” across the globe. [...]

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Four Iranian men sentenced to death by hanging for sodomy

Saturday, May 12, 2012
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An Iranian court has sentenced four men from the town of Choram, in the Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province, to death by hanging for sodomy. [...]

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Iran executes ‘gangster’ for allegedly engaging in ‘unlawful’ same-sex activity

Sunday, April 29, 2012
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MARVDASHT, Iran -- A young man described as a "gangster," who is known only by the initials CHM, was hanged publicly in Marvdasht, Fars Province, Iran, for allegedly engaging in "sodomy" with another man. [...]

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Iranian cleric: Homosexuals are inferior to dogs and pigs

Wednesday, April 18, 2012
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QOM, Iran -- Homosexuals are inferior to dogs and pigs, according to Iranian cleric Ayatollah Abdollah Javadi-Amoli, a conservative Iranian politician and Islamic scholar based in Iran's holy city of Qom. [...]

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LGBT people are ‘diseased,’ says Iranian Human Rights official

Saturday, January 14, 2012
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The Secretary-General of the Iranian High Council for Human Rights has described homosexuality as a western "disease," and said that same-sex marriage was "immoral." [...]

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Iran hangs three men for ‘unlawful’ homosexual acts

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
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Three men were hanged in Iran on Sunday, executed for “unlawful” acts of sodomy and homosexual sex. [...]

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