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Iran set to execute 18-year-old on false charge of sodomy

• The Observer
An 18-year-old Iranian is facing imminent execution on charges of homosexuality, even though he has no legal representation. Ebrahim Hamidi, who is not gay, was sentenced to death for lavat, or sodomy, on the basis of "judge's knowledge", a legal loophole that allows for subjective judicial rulings where there is no conclusive evidence.

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Comment by Ken Valentine
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Why am I not surprised -- Iran has a government very similar to "ours,"  and government is government.

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