Three men were executed in Iran on Sunday for "acts against the Sharia law and bad deeds" — specifically, for having sex with other men. The men were also charged with robbery and kidnapping, but they're believed to be the first men in many years to be executed for homosexuality without also being accused of rape. Says Iranian lawyer Mohammad Mostafaei,
We should not forget what [president] Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said in a speech during his visit to New York for the UN general assembly when he said we don't have homosexuals in Iran and no one will be punished for homosexuality in the country. Many innocent people have indeed been sentenced to death or hanged in secret based on such ambiguous accusations in Iran.