Seven prisoners hanged in Iran for drug related offences



    Seven prisoners hanged in Iran for drug related offences

    Dec 3, Tehran: The Iranian regime’s judiciary in the southern province of Hormozgan hanged at least five prisoners . They were sentenced to death allegedly for drug related offences, the judiciary said on Tuesday.

    Another group of two prisoners were hanged on Monday in southeastern Iran in a prison in city of Zahedan.

    The cycle of suppression, in particular group hangings, continues in Iran after the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly adopted of a resolution condemning rights violation on 19 November.

    Amnesty International in a statement last week said that the rate of executions in Iran is deplorable which, if they continue at the current rate, could reach more than 1,000 this year.

    In case after case we hear allegations of torture, fundamentally flawed trials, all in breach of international law and standards, Amnesty said.

    The Oslo Times

     
     

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