Tehran, Iran, Sep. 25
– A man was hanged in the city of Sari, capital of the northern Mazandaran
Province, on drug charges, a semi-official daily reported on Sunday.
Nabi Paykoufteh had been arrested last year, according to the hard-line daily
Kayhan which quoted the Sari Prosecutor, Ali Khanlari.
Executions and death sentences have soared since hard-liner Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad was declared winner of the June presidential race, with Iran’s
state-run media reporting a four-fold increase.