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UN: Freeze Funding of Iran Counter-Narcotics Efforts

Email The United Nations agency charged with combating illicit drug trafficking should withdraw its support for counter-narcotics police operations in Iran until the death penalty for drug offenses is abolished, six rights groups said in a letter published today. The groups made the plea after Iran’s judiciary hanged 18 alleged drug traffickers within 24 hours on December 3, 2014, bringing the number of drug offenders executed in the country during 2014 to at least 318. (London) – The United Nations agency charged with combating illicit drug trafficking should withdraw its support for…

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