It's been a year since the execution of Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Marhoni, two Iranian boys whose crime was being in love with each other.
The method of their execution was deliberately designed as a slow, painful death by suffocation. The method of the assassination of their characters by the Iranian regime before and after their deaths is a PR campaign of transparent lies and deceit, alleging they were rapists and child molesters.
This should be a sobering reminder of what we're dealing with when we talk about the Middle Eastern regimes - we're not talking about decent men with whom we have a disagreement. These are brutal, evil men, and this is just one instance of their barbarism.