NewsSpecial WireFive hanged in public in eastern Iran

Five hanged in public in eastern Iran

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Iran Focus: Tehran, Iran, Oct. 21 – Five people were hanged in the province of Khorrasan Jonoubi, eastern Iran, state media reported on Sunday. Iran Focus

Tehran, Iran, Oct. 21 – Five people were hanged in the province of Khorrasan Jonoubi, eastern Iran, state media reported on Sunday.

The executions took place in the city of Birjend, the news agency Mehr said.

They had been charged with drug smuggling.

Iranian authorities routinely execute dissidents on bogus charges such as armed robbery and drug trafficking.

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