15 thousand drug-related execution cases will be reviewed

According to Mikrofonnews agency (MHA), Iranian officials say 15 thousand drug-related execution cases will be reviewed in the coming months in Iran.

Hassan Novrouzi, spokesman for the judicial commission says new decision on the cases will be taken by the judges.

“ In fact the order on the execution for 15 thousand prisoners is canceled now, the prisoners will receive much lower punishment who are waiting for execution, will not be executed, unless they were arrested in gangs or armed groups or they had 15 years of definitive conviction”, Novrouzi said.

The death penalty will be issued for the heads of the smuggling bands and have more than 3kg drug or has any link in smuggling of more than 100kg drug, according to Novrouzi.