Iran hangs 29 convicted criminals in Tehran
27-Jul-2008 (one comment)

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran executed 29 convicted drug smugglers and "bandits" on Sunday morning in Tehran's Evin prison, the state broadcaster's website IRIB reported.

"Twenty-nine drug smugglers and well-known bandits were hanged in Evin prison on Sunday at dawn. These criminals had smuggled thousands of kilos of narcotics in the country and outside the country," IRIB reported.

Iran said on Saturday it planned to execute 30 people for murder, rape, drug smuggling and other crimes.

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