Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lesbian Muslim Couple From Iran Tie The Knot In Sweden [PHOTOS]

Blessing: Imam Zahed completes the ceremony - much to the delight of the two overjoyed brides

Beaming with pride, their faces wreathed in smiles, this is the moment that Sahar Mosleh and Maryam Iranfar finally tied the knot after nine years together.

But the moment proved bittersweet for the couple, as both come from Iran - a country where homosexuals can pay for falling in love with their lives.

Safe in the Swedish capital Stockholm, however, the pair, who met online, were free to enjoy their big day which took place during the city's Pride week.

Maryam, who is expecting the couple's first child, and Sahar, who suffers from congenital brittle bones, were blessed by Iman Ludovid Mohamed Zahed.

Maryam, who is expecting the couple's first child, and Sahar, who suffers from congenital brittle bones, were blessed by Iman Ludovid Mohamed Zahed.

In Iran, the pair would have faced a penalty of 50 lashes for the first time they were caught together, a punishment that would have been repeated on a further two occasions.

Had they been caught together a fourth time, the death penalty would be applied.

'I'm glad that this is a happy couple who can now form family after many years of struggle,' added a thrilled Imam Zahed.

'It's a long journey to leave your homeland, come to a foreign country and manage to form a new life together.'

Sealed with a kiss: The couple pucker up after completing the ceremony conducted by Imam Zahed
Delighted: Maryam Iranfar (left) and her new wife Sahar Mosleh (right) smile happily during their wedding
Support: Well-wishers stop to share the moment with the couple as they and the Imam emerge after the wedding
Sharing a joke: The couple enjoy a jest with the ImamBig moment: The couple during the wedding ceremony
Delighted: The marriage was conducted by Iman Ludovic Mohamed ZahedNewlyweds: Maryam and Sahar have been an item for nine years

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