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Iran Rejects Human Rights Advocates Stances on Capital Punishment for Drug Traffickers

TEHRAN (FNA) – Iranian Justice Minister Mostafa Pourmohammadi lashed out at the so-called western advocates of human rights for their opposition to the punishment of drug trafficker in Iran.

“We do not accept the statements made by the UN human rights bodies that drug-related convicts should not be executed,” Pourmohammadi said on Tuesday.

He underlined that anyone who smuggles and distributes narcotics deserves to be executed.

Pourmohammadi noted that Iran has been a victim of drug trafficking over the past three decades and it has sustained a lot of losses in this regard so far.

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