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Dutch freeze official ties with Iran over execution (UPDATE)

Iran Materials 29 January 2011 23:10
The Dutch government on Saturday froze official ties with Tehran after Sahra Bahrami a Dutch woman of Iranian origin was hanged for alleged cocaine smuggling.
Dutch freeze official ties with Iran over execution (UPDATE)

General Prosecutor`s Office information added (first version was posted at 22 34)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 29 /Trend/

The Dutch government on Saturday froze official ties with Tehran after Zahra Bahrami a Dutch woman of Iranian origin was hanged for alleged cocaine smuggling.

The execution of 46-year-old Zahra Bahrami took place early morning on Saturday, İranian General Prosecutor`s Office reported.

She was withdrawn 450 qrams of cocaine and 420 grams of opium.

The Iranian ambassador to the Hague had confirmed that the execution took place on Saturday. Later he was called to the Dutch Foreign ministry.

According to dpa, Bahrami had taken part in protests against the regime of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in December 2009 and was arrested shortly afterwards. The cocaine-smuggling charges were raised only later.

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