Ten people executed in Tehran
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov.7 / Trend T.Jafarov /
Today 10 people were executed in one of the prisons of Iran this morning, Iranian ISNA agency reported.
The executed persons - Ahmed Tadjari, Shakhram Yadullahi, Yusif Kerimhani, Gadir Maliki Asker Faradji Niri, Abdulgadir Khadi Tadjik, Syalal Hosseini, Hamid Gulami, Gahraman Gasimi and Ibrahim Barakhui were convicted of trafficking and sale of about 100 tons of drugs and sentenced to death punishment.
Earlier on Oct.22 ten people were executed in Tehran City Prison in Iran today. According to the report, these individuals were executed being accused of illicit drug trafficking and sale.
These persons in two groups dealt with drug sale in Tehran. Funds in bank accounts, their assets, properties and land plots were seized.
According to international media outlets, more than 488 people were executed in Iran last year (from October 2011 to October 2012). Some 33 percent of executed individuals were accused of drug trafficking, while 13 percent - rape.
UN and Amnesty International have repeatedly called on Iran to set aside the death penalty.