Six convicted drug traffickers hanged in Iran

May 8th, 2010 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS  

Tehran, May 8 (DPA) Six convicted drug traffickers were executed Saturday in Iran, official news agency IRNA reported.
The six were hanged in a prison in the city of Karaj, west of the capital Tehran, after their initial death verdicts were confirmed by the Supreme Court.

Murder, rape, armed robbery and drug trafficking of quantities in excess of five kilograms are among crimes punishable by death in Iran.

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