LGBT Children Subjected to ‘Electric Shocks’ in Iran

Published February 19th, 2021 - 06:46 GMT
LGBT Children Subjected to ‘Electric Shocks’ in Iran. (Shutterstock)
LGBT Children Subjected to ‘Electric Shocks’ in Iran. (Shutterstock)
Highlights
Tehran is considered as the worst country in the world in terms of LGBT rights.

Latest United Nations’ report on human rights violations in the Islamic Republic of Iran suggests that Tehran is performing electric torture on gays, lesbians, transgender, and bisexual kids. 

The UN report , which was released on Wednesday, has caused international anger concerning human rights violations and freedom in the country.

The special rapporteur Javaid Rehman, who is responsible for the situation of human rights in Iran, revealed his worry about the way LGBT kids are treated during the forty-sixth session of the Human Rights Council.

Rehman said in his report: "These practices amount to torture and cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment, and violate the State's obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child."

Peter Tatchell, a British LGBTQ+ and human rights campaigner, commented on the UN report stating: "It is a shocking revelation that the Iranian regime subjects LGBT+ children to electric shocks, hormone treatments and psychoactive medications in a bid to 'cure' their sexual orientation & gender identity.”

Not only children but adult LGBT people in Iran are subjected to harsh laws as same sex marriges or changing your gender is prohabitted and they may face being imprisoned, corporal punished or even getting executed, more so, gay men have faced stricter enforcement actions under the law than lesbians.

Tehran is considered as the worst country in the world in terms of LGBT rights since the Islamic republic took power. Thousands of homosexuals have been sentenced to death after Ruhollah Khomeini's call for them to be exterminated in 1979.


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