Gay Iranian Teen Faces Deportation, Execution

CNN’s Alphonso Van Marsh reports from London on the case of an Iranian teen who faces deportation from Britain, and possible execution back home in Iran for being gay:

An 19-year old Iranian who dared identify as gay nervously awaits a court ruling that he says could lead to his execution. “Mehdi” was studying English in Britain, when he says he learned his boyfriend back in Tehran had been arrested, charged with sodomy and hanged in 2006. But before the boyfriend was killed, Mehdi says, authorities forced his partner to name past lovers.



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