As a commission calls for global drug decriminalisation, we look at how some countries deal with the issue.
Last Wednesday, three men convicted of drug related charges were hanged in the prison in the Iranian city of Isfahan, state media reported. The prisoners died unnamed; only the charges and the fact of their execution were mentioned.
It's doubtful, experts say, despite reports that Iranian plotters tried to hire members of a Mexican drug cartel to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the US in Washington.
Three hundred people convicted of drug trafficking offenses are on death row in Iran, the Islamic Republic's judiciary said Monday.
Whether it's overseas in foreign countries like Iran and Malaysia, where drug trafficking is punished with the death penalty, or here at home in North America, where police SWAT teams kick down doors with guns blazing, the Drug War Executions continue.
An Iranian-Dutch woman, arrested in Iran after taking part in demonstrations has been hanged for drug smuggling, prompting the Netherlands to freeze official contacts and issue a travel advice to such nationals.
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Iran hangs another ten people for drug related charges in Karaj's Rejai Shahr Prison today.
Iran has executed eight convicted drug smugglers. 16 other narcotics traffickers awaiting hanging.