Seven people executed in Iranian city of Shiraz
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 8 /Trend T.Jafarov /
Seven people were executed on Thursday in the Iranian city of Shiraz, the official website of the Iranian IRIB News TV channel reported.
According to the information, these individuals were found guilty of trafficking and sale of drugs and sentenced to death. Five people were executed on the street in front of people in the city of Shiraz, two people were executed in prison.
Within the last month 20 people, charged of trafficking and selling drugs, were executed in Tehran.
According to foreign media reports, some 488 people were executed in Iran from October 2011 to October 2012. Some 33 percent of the executed were accused of smuggling drugs, while 13 percent - of rape.
The UN and Amnesty International have repeatedly demanded Iran to abolish the death penalty. Human rights activists claim that more people are executed in Iran than the official statistics indicates.