Asserting one’s sexual orientation and living freely is not a crime and should definitely not be part of any criminal code. And yet, 13 countries across the world still include the possibility of punishing male homosexuality by death in their legal systems. Although it is almost impossible to keep a record of the number of executions carried out on the basis of this charge, which is very difficult to demonstrate in practice, one thing is certain: the execution of homosexuals, particularly in Iran, has been camouflaged by other offences such as drug trafficking.
ECPM is using the Death Penalty is Homophobic campaign to denounce sexual discrimination and exhort countries which apply the death penalty to decriminalise this crime. ECPM also denounces counties which have openly homophobic legislation such as Uganda which, on a number of occasions, has sought to reintroduce the death penalty for the crime of aggravated homosexuality, and it calls on all countries to respect the sexual freedom of all.
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