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offsite link Omicron Variant Places Question Mark Over Vaccine Efficacy ? But Evidence for the Enduring Power of ... Wed Dec 01, 2021 07:00 | Will Jones
Moderna boss Stephane Bancel says he expects a "material drop" in vaccine efficacy against Omicron. But new research papers in the NEJM and Lancet show the enduring power of natural immunity.
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offsite link Coral and the Great Global Warming Lie Tue Nov 30, 2021 16:27 | Luke Perry
We're publishing a guest post by journalist Chris Morrison about one of the great global warming myths ? that coral around the world is rapidly disappearing thanks to global warming. In fact, it's in robust health.
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Iran executes three men on homosexuality charges

category international | gender and sexuality | other press author Friday September 16, 2011 14:34author by John Cornford Report this post to the editors

Convicts were sentenced to death 'for acts against the Sharia law and bad deeds'

Iran hangs men for having gay sex. Confirmed by the Iranian news agency ISNA Iran. Full story at

Three Iranian men have been executed after being found guilty of charges related to homosexuality, according to a semi-official news agency.

The men, only identified by their initials, were hanged on Sunday in the south-western city of Ahvaz, the capital of Iran's Khuzestan province.

"The three convicts were sentenced to death based on the articles 108 and 110 of Iran's Islamic penal code, for acts against the sharia law and bad deeds," the Isna agency quoted a judiciary official in Khuzestan as saying.

Iran Human Rights, an independent NGO based in Norway, said the men were charged with "lavat" – sexual intercourse between two men. It is not clear whether the three men were homosexuals or merely smeared with homosexualityaccused of being gay.

Mohammad Mostafaei, a prominent Iranian lawyer who has represented people accused of homosexuality and now lives in exile in Norway, said in an email: "It is not clear whether these three men had any lawyers or were tried without legal representation. Who are their lawyers? I believe they are innocent.

"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 [in recent years]."

Related Link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/sep/07/iran-executes-men-homosexuality-charges
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