Iranian Law regarding LGBT issuesChapter One: The Hadd of Lavat
The Definition of LavatArticle 108: Lavat is an act of congress [vati] between males whether in [the form of]penetration or of tafkhiz (the rubbing of thighs/of the penis against thighs).Article 109: Both the active and passive partners to lavat are subject to the hadd[punishment].Article 110: The hadd [punishment] for lavat where penetration has occurred is deathand the method of execution is at the discretion of the Sharia judge.Article 111: Lavat is punishable by death so long as both the active and passivepartners are mature, of sound mind, and have acted of free will.Article 112: If a mature man commits an act of lavat with a minor the active partner[i.e. mature man] will be executed and the passive partner will, unless he has actedunder duress, receive up to 74 lashes of the whip.Article 113: Whenever a minor commits an act of congress [vati: i.e. whetherpenetrative 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 Lavat
Article 114: The hadd [crime] of lavat is proven by confession repeated four timesbefore a Sharia judge.Article 115: Less than four confessions do not incur the hadd [punishment] and the
person who confesses will be subject to a discretionary punishment [ta„zir].
Article 116: Confession is valid when the confessor is mature, of sound mind, incontrol, has free will and [acts with] intention.Article 117: The hadd [crime] of lavat is proven by the witness of four just men whohave observed the act.Article 118: The hadd [crime] of lavat is not proven by the witness of fewer than four just men and the witnesses will be subject the hadd [punishment] for slander (qazaf).