Iran To Hang Four Men For Sodomy | Iran recently sentenced four men to death by hanging for sodomy, according to Pink News. Iran has a long record of human rights violations against its LGBT community. “I hope international organizations act quickly and effectively on this specific case,” said Mehri Jafari, an Iranian rights lawyer based in London, comparing the case to four other men executed in the past five months. Last year, Iranians started an underground support movement by launching a campaign to come out on Facebook. This year, though, Iranian clerics heightened their rhetoric against their LGBT compatriots, with one influential cleric saying gay people were “lower than animals.” According to Amnesty International, Iran ranks second in the world in executions.