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State TV report: Iran hangs 29 convicts

/ Source: The Associated Press

State television's Web site said Sunday that 29 people convicted of murder, drug trafficking and other criminal charges have been hanged in Tehran's Evin prison.

The Web site says the convicts included those found guilty of murder, rape, armed robbery and drug trafficking. The hangings were carried out after the death verdicts were approved by the country's Supreme Court.

Murder, rape, armed robbery, kidnapping and drug trafficking are all punishable with the death penalty under Iran's strict Islamic regime.

The hangings brought to more than 100 the number of people executed in Iran so far this year.