Drug trafficker executed in Iran

December 13th, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by IANS  

Tehran, Dec 13 (IANS/AKI) A drug trafficker, convicted for selling 44 kg of heroin, was executed Tuesday in the Iranian city of Rasht.

The Herana human rights agency said that with Tuesday’s execution of the man named Mohammad Reza Tal, Iran has executed more than 600 people in the last two years.

Iran, Saudi Arabia, China, US and Yemen are the countries that annually execute large number of people, according to human rights group Amnesty International.

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