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100 Iranian Prisoners Told to Prepare for Mass Execution


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100 Iranian Prisoners Told to Prepare for Mass Execution

WASHINGTON - 100 prisoners in Ghezel Hessar prison, Iran, have been told to prepare for impending execution following a pause in hangings ahead of last week’s parliamentary elections. All of the prisoners face execution for alleged drug offences.

The news comes after the UN recently announced a new $20 million funding deal to support Iranian drug enforcement operations. It now faces calls to cancel the funding unless Iran pledges not to proceed with the hangings.

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