Tehran, 10 January 2018

Iran Eases Death Penalty for Drug Crimes

Iranians sentenced to death for drug-related crimes have had their convictions suspended by the country's hard-line judiciary, a move that could save potentially 5,000 lives. Iran's Parlament amended the country's drug laws last autumn, removing the death sentence for a number of drug-related crimes and replacing it with life imprisonment or fines.

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