June 25, 2014

Don't Forget Iran's Sexual Minorities

Parsi & Weinthal, Ottawa Citizen

The Associated Press

While the world powers prepare for a July negotiation session with Iran over its illicit nuclear program, the deteriorating situation for sexual minorities continues unabated. Sadly, the nuclear talks have drowned out voices for influencing a change in Iran’s persecution of its LGBT citizens. Many observers expected a Persian thaw with the election of the relatively moderate Hassan Rouhani one year ago this month. But nothing substantive has changed for LGBT rights in Iran.

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