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April 26 2008 | IRAN

Iran

4 convicted drug traffickers were hanged

 
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Iran hangs 4

Iran hanged 4 convicted drug traffickers in a prison in the southern city of Kerman on Monday, the official IRNA news agency reported.
IRNA gave neither their identities nor the amount or kind of narcotics they were convicted of trafficking.
The hangings bring to at least 64 the number of executions in Iran so far in 2008, according to an AFP count.
Rights watchdog Amnesty International said on Monday that in 2007 Iran made more use of the death penalty than any other country apart from China, executing 317 people during the year.
Capital offences in Iran include murder, rape, armed robbery, serious drug trafficking and adultery.

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