Islamic Punishment Code
Within the Islam Punishment Code it is a crime to be a homosexual. The repercussions due to being apart of the LGBTQ community are very strict. Listed below are ways people are punished for the acts they commit. It is important to be aware of what our refugees from Islam have gone through and how they are pushed out of their country based on their sexual orientation.
If a lesbian is caught on the fourth occasion and has been punished for the previous three the fourth time could result in death. If a man kisses another man with sexual intent they will be punished up to 60 lashes. Please read more below on the Iranian Law on Homosexuality.
Text of the Iranian Law on Homosexuality
Part Two: The Hadd [Punishment] of Lavat
Chapter One: The Definition of Lavat
Article 108: Lavat which means sodomy is an act of congress between males whether in [the form of] penetration or of the rubbing of thighs/of the penis against thighs which is referred to as tafkhiz.
Article 109: Both the active and passive partners to sodomy are subject to the punishment.
Article 110: The punishment for sodomy where penetration has occurred is death, and the method of execution is at the discretion of the Sharia judge.
Article 111: Sodomy is punishable by death, so long as both the active and passive partners are mature, of sound mind, and have acted of free will.
Article 112: If a mature man commits an act of sodomy with a minor, the active partner will be executed and the passive partner will, unless he has acted under duress, receive up to 74 lashes of the whip.
Article 113: Whenever a minor commits an act of congress, whether penetrative or in the form of “tafkhiz or similar acts” with another minor, both will receive up to 74 lashes unless one of them has acted under duress.
Chapter Two: Methods of Proving Sodomy
Article 114: The punishment of sodomy is proven by confession repeated four times before a Sharia judge.
Article 115: Less than four confessions do not incur the punishment and the person who confesses will be subject to a discretionary punishment.
Article 116: Confession is valid when the confessor is mature, of sound mind, in control, has free will and acts with intention.
Article 117: the witness of four just men who have observed the act proves the crime of sodomy.
Article 118: The witness of fewer than four just men does not prove the crime of sodomy and the witnesses will be subject the punishment for slander.
Article 119: The witness of women alone, or in conjunction with men, does not prove the crime of sodomy.
Article 120: The Sharia judge may issue a verdict on the basis of the knowledge that he has acquired through generally accepted methods.
Article 121: The crime of tafkhiz and similar acts between two men, without penetration, is punishable by 100 lashes each.
Note to Article 121: If the active partner is non-Muslim and the passive partner is Muslim the punishment for the active partner is death.
Article 122: If tafkhiz and similar acts are repeated three times, and have each time incurred the punishment;], o the fourth offense will be death.
Article 123: If two men, unrelated to one another, lie, without necessity, naked under the same cover, they will each be punished by up to 99 lashes of the whip.
Article 124: If a man kisses another with lascivious intent they will be punished by up to 60 lashes of the whip.
Article 125: If a man who has committed an act of sodomy or the rubbing of thighs or similar acts repents before witnesses have delivered their testimony he will not be subject to the punishment. If the man repents after the testimonies have been delivered, he will be subject to the punishment.
Article 126: If sodomy or the rubbing of thighs or similar acts is established by confession, and the person who has confessed subsequently repents, the judge may request the Supreme Leader to exercise clemency.
Chapter Three: Lesbianism
Article 127: Mosaheqeh or lesbianism is a same sex relationship between women with genital contact.
Article 128: The methods of proving lesbianism are the same as those for sodomy.
Article 129: The punishment for lesbianism is 100 lashes of the whip for each party.
Article 130: The punishment of lesbianism may be proven in the case of those who are mature, of sound mind, and who have acted with intention.
Note: In the punishment of lesbianism there is no distinction between the active and passive party or between Muslim and non-Muslim parties.
Article 131: If lesbianism is repeated three times and the punishment has been carried out on each occasion, the punishment on the fourth occasion will be death.
Article 132: If a person who has committed an act of lesbianism repents before witnesses have delivered their testimony she will not be subject to the punishment. If the person repents after the testimonies have been delivered, she will be subject to the punishment.
Article 133: If the act of lesbianism is established by confession, and the person who has confessed subsequently repents, the judge may request the Supreme Leader to exercise clemency.
Article 134: If two women, who are unrelated to one another, lie, without necessity, naked under the same cover, they will each be punished by less than 100 lashes of the whip. If the act is repeated and the punishment is in each case administered, on the third occasion the punishment of 100 lashes will be incurred.