93% of Executions in Iran are Drug-Related

A map of Iran.
A map of Iran.

At least 93% of all government-sanctioned executions that take place in Iran are for illegal drugs, according to Mohammad Javad Larijana, the secretary of Iran’s Human Rights Council.

Larijani’s comments were made in response to a United Nations report criticizing Iran’s frequent use of capital punishment; in other words, Iran is arguing that the high number of executions are acceptable because they’re killing people over drugs.

This should serve as a somber example of the mindset this nation – and many parts of the world – is in when it comes to illegal substances.

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