Iran hangs Iranian-Dutch woman for drug smuggling
Iran on Saturday hanged an Iranian-Dutch woman, Zahra Bahrami, after she was found guilty of selling and possessing drugs, state media reported, quoting the Tehran prosecutor's office.
"A drug trafficker named Zahra Bahrami, daughter of Ali, was hanged early on Saturday morning after she was convicted of selling and possessing drugs," state television said on its website, quoting the prosecutor's office.
Bahrami, an Iranian-born naturalised Dutch citizen, was reportedly arrested after joining a protest against the government while visiting relatives in the Islamic republic.
The Netherlands said that the Iranian authorities had refused the Dutch embassy access to the prisoner because they did not recognise her dual nationality.
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