Death for drugs

TEHRAN - Iran has hanged 15 men convicted of drug trafficking in the northeastern city of Mashhad, Quds newspaper reported yesterday.

TEHRAN - Iran has hanged 15 men convicted of drug trafficking in the northeastern city of Mashhad, Quds newspaper reported yesterday.

The paper said the executions took place in the past 10 days.

The hangings bring to 72 the number of known executions this year. At least 177 people were executed in last year, according to Amnesty International. - Sapa-AFP

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