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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

British Aid 'Funding Iranian Executions'

British taxpayers have effectively funded executions in Iran by providing £3.6m in aid to the country, according to human rights campaigners.

The money has been used to fight the flow of drugs into Europe, with Iran historically the leading recipient of UK anti-drugs assistance.

Prisoners' rights charity Reprieve claims recent spending has coincided with a jump in the number of executions for drug crime.