Friday, November 16, 2007

On the Program Today: Iran's Halting of an Execution

Iranian-born Hossein Alizadeh, Communications Coordinator for the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, will join me on the show (at 3:30 ET) to talk about the halting of an execution of a gay man in Iran, Makvan Mouloodzadeh, pictured here. MSNBC is reporting that in fact international pressure, by groups like IGLHRC and many many people around the world, likely stopped the execution (and look at the gruesome photo of the particularly brutal type of hangings they perform, with industrial cranes). An Iranian official recently admitted that indeed Iran does execute people for committing the "crime" of homosexuality.