Iran hangs 10 drug traffickers: reports
27-Jan-2011 (3 comments)

TEHRAN — Iran on Thursday hanged 10 drug traffickers in the northwestern city of Orumieh and Karaj near the capital, state media reported.
The seven men hanged in a prison in the city of Karaj were identified only by their initials and had been convicted of trafficking various amounts of heroin, opium and cannabis, state television reported.
Three unidentified smugglers were also executed in prison in Orumieh, the state news agency IRNA said, without giving further details.
The latest hangings bring the total number of executions so far this year to 65 -- on average more than two a day -- according to an AFP count based on media reports. Most of those executed have been drug traffickers.
In 2010, Iran hanged at least 179 people, according to media reports.
Along with China, Saudi Arabia and the United States, Iran has one of the highest numbers of executions each year.
Murder, rape, armed robbery, drug trafficking and adultery are among the crimes punishable by death in Iran.

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by yolanda on

So January is not even over...........109 got executed already!

IRI is incorrigible!


Drug trafficker, yeah...

by Cost-of-Progress on

So that's what they call political prisoners these days in the divine republic. hmmmm 

With all these "drug Trafficker" executions in the past 32 years or so, there should be zero drug activity in Iran instead of it being the bastion of drug use and trafficking.

The hallmark of an incompetent and anti nationalist regime. ____________




Good Riddance

by fussygorilla on

Other countries should learn and execute drug trafickers who make money by selling instruments of death and destruction to others.