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93% of Executions in Iran are Drug-Related

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 …

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