Iran hangs Dutch Iranian woman on drugs charges

An Iranian-Dutch woman arrested in Iran in 2009 has been hanged, according to news agency reports.

State television said Zahram Bahrami had been executed for possessing and selling drugs. She was arrested after taking part in an anti-government demonstration. According to news agency AP, the report said that initially she was arrested for committing ‘security crimes’, but it did not say what became of that case.
Iran refused to recognise Bahrami’s dual nationality. A spokesman for foreign minister Uri Rosenthal said the minister would summon the Iranian ambassador for an explanation.

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