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Men Convicted of Distributing Antigay, Violent Fliers

Men Convicted of Distributing Antigay, Violent Fliers


Three men have been sent to jail for distributing a flier in Derby, England during a gay pride event that called for the execution of gay people.

Ihjaz Ali, Kabir Ahmed, and Razwan Javed's flier showed a wooden mannequin hanging from a noose under the headline, "Death Penalty?" It featured Islamic texts and it said that capital punishment is the only way to rid society of homosexuality, according to the U.K. Press Association.

The BBC reports that two other fliers, called "Turn or Burn" and "God Abhors You" were also placed in mailboxes around the Jamia Mosque, while a fourth flier, called "Dead Derby," was discovered by authorities, but not distributed by the men.

The three were found guilty of distributing threatening, antigay material at a Derby Crown Court, making their cases the first time anyone had been convicted of such a crime since legislation was enacted in 2010. Two other associates were also on trial, but were found not guilty. Ali, believed to be the main organizer, was sentenced to two years behind bars, while Ahmed and Javed were sentenced to 15 months.

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