20 executed in Iran on narcotics charges

Twenty people found guilty of drug trafficking were executed by a firing squad Wednesday, Tehran Radio said. The executions were ordered by Iran's new antinarcotics chief, Ayatollah Sadegh Khalkali, who sentenced hundreds to death as a chief Islamic revolutionary court judge.

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