IRAN: MAN HANGED IN ARDEBIL
April 29, 2010: One person was hanged in the prison of Ardebil, in northwestern Iran.
According to the Iranian state run news agency Fars, the man who was not identified by name, was convicted of keeping 1,23 kilograms of heroin.
According to Iran Human Rightsâ€™ annual report in 2009 more than one third of the people executed in Iran were convicted of drug trafficking. However, many of them were not identified by name and none of the charges were confirmed by independent sources. (Sources: Iran Human Rights, 29/04/2010)