and democracy, like the guy in the video below. He says they have checks and balances in Tehran. I've heard a lot of people, some of them my friends, say that Iranians have freedom and democracy. Some say that Iran is demonized in western media, and sometimes they become defensive when we discuss human rights abuses in Iran. On facebook a few days ago I pointed out that gay men are hanged in Iran. A friend said that if gay men are in fact hanged in Iran, it is because this is what the people want, this is done by a democratically elected government.