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Iran hangs four drug traffickers

By buseman · Jul 7, 2010 · Updated Jul 7, 2010 · ·
  1. buseman
    Iran, on Tuesday, hanged four men in prison in the central city of Isfahan after they were convicted of drug trafficking, the ISNA news agency reported, quoting a statement from the judiciary.

    The report said the men, whose appeals were turned down twice, were found guilty of possessing and carrying opium and other drugs.

    The latest hangings bring the total number of executions in Iran to 88 so far this year, according to a count based on media reports.

    Last year, at least 270 people were hanged. Iran says the death penalty is essential to maintain public security and is applied only after exhaustive judicial proceedings.

    Murder, rape, armed robbery, drug trafficking and adultery are all punishable by death in Iran.

    Agence France-Presse
    Tehran, July 06, 2010


  1. buseman
    Four Executed in Esfahan for Drug Trafficking

    RHANA-In the past few days, four individuals sentenced to trafficking crack and opium were executed in the Esfahan.

    The sentences were confirmed by the Attorney General and the executions took place after two requests for pardon had been denied.

    As per reports by ISNA, the names of the individuals charged and executed are as follows: The first two defendants, Khodabakhsh P. 35 years old, Behrooz Sh. 24 years old, were both sentenced to death by the 5th branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Court in Esfahan for transporting 18 kilograms of crack and 30 kilograms of opium.

    The third defendant Ali S., 43 years old was sentenced by the 4th branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Court in Esfahan to death and confiscation of personal property, excluding cost of living, for handling the transportation of 187 Kilograms of opium.

    The fourth defendant, Ishagh S., 25 years old was sentenced to death by the 2nd branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Court in Esfahan for the possession of 1,325 kilograms of opium, 179 grams of powdered heroin, and 250 grams of black heroin.

    6 , July , 2010
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