Every time I come across news alerts like this my heart drops and my eyes water up. It’s hard to believe that there are still countries in the world that kills gay people, sometimes based just on allegations which often times are baseless. Ebrahim Hamidi (18) is facing possible execution due to a false allegation of homosexual assault. Even though his accuser made a formal statement withdrawing his charge stating that he made the whole thing up, Hamidi still faces the death penalty and he needs your help.
Iran is notorious for its human rights abuses of homosexuals and the public floggings and executions of gays, lesbians and bisexuals. In Iran homosexuality is still punishable by death, and they still carry out these executions. The public execution in 2005 of Ayaz Marhoni and Mahmoud Asgari are still fresh in my memory and I am outraged that this may happen again.
Please help support Ebrahim Hamidi by writing to your politicians, diplomats and local newspapers. Make them aware of this atrocity and ask them to intervene. Please spread the word of Hamidi’s dire situation, show him your support and maybe a global campaign and awareness could halt his execution.