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Why Tom Daley saying he’s a proud gay Olympian is ‘necessary’: 10 nations taking part in this year’s Tokyo Olympics prescribe the death penalty for homosexuals

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An author has expertly explained why Tom Daley saying he’s proud to be gay at the Olympics is necessary, actually. Following Tom Daley’s groundbreaking victory in the men’s synchronised 10m platform dive during the Tokyo Olympics, the Team GB athlete said: “I am proud to say I am a gay man and an Olympic champion.” While many celebrated Daley’s win and his pride in being a part of the LBGT+ community, others were critical and argued that “mentioning his sexuality” wasn’t necessary. One particular troll tweeted: “His sexual preference bears no relation to his skills.” Author of The Complete David Bowie Nicholas Pegg expertly replied to the thread, explaining that it was in fact “necessary” for Daley to mention his sexuality at the Olympics because many countries competing oppose LGBT+ rights. He wrote: “There are 10 nations taking part in this year’s Tokyo Olympics which prescribe the death penalty for homosexuality. “They would literally execute Tom Daley.” The list includes Afghanista

Iran: Farzaneh Moradi, a 26-year-old woman, was hanged this morning

Farzaneh (Razieh) Moradi (26) was hanged in the prison of Isfahan this morning- She was convicted of murdering her husband, to whom she had been married to at the age of 15. Farzaneh’s daughter is 10 year old and has not seen her mother since she was arrested six years ago.

Iran Human Rights, March 4, 2014: Farzaneh Moradi, 26 year old woman whose scheduled execution was postponed one month ago, was hanged early this morning.

Quoting Farzaneh’s lawyer Abdolsamad Khoramshahi, the Iranian enws website reported that Farzaneh’s execution was carried out in the prison of Isfahan this morning. According to the report the lawyer had not been informed about the execution. According to the Iranian laws the lawyer has to be present at the time and site of the execution.

Farzaneh Moradi, was convicted of murdering her husband six years ago. At the beginning she confessed to the murder but later she said that it was another man identified as Saeed who had committed the murder. However, the court didn’t accept the new explanation and sentenced her to death (qisas, retribution in kind). According to the Iranian law, the only way to save her life was if the family of the offended pardoned her.

Farzaneh was married to her husband Ahmad at the age of 15, and became a mother of a girl when she was only 16. According to several reports Farzaneh was not happy with her marriage. According to her, the man who had committed the murder had promised Farzaneh that they would live together, and told her that if she accepted the responsibility for the murder she would not be executed since she is mother of a little child.

Farzaneh had not seen her daughter since she was arrested six years ago.

Iran Human Rights (IHR) strongly condemns Farzaneh’s execution. Referring to the sentence of “qisas” (retribution), Mahmood Amiry-Moghaddam, the spokesperson of IHR said: “Iranian authorities are fully responsible for Farzaneh’s execution even if by using the ingumane sentence of qisas, they want to put the responsibility of her execution on the shoulders of the family of the offended. According to the international law, punishment is the responsibility of the state”.

Source: Iran Human Rights, March 4, 2014

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