Middle East

New drug law saves thousands of people from noose in Iran

An Iranian member of the anti-drug police stands guard as fifty tons of drugs recovered from traffickers are destroyed during a ceremony to coincide with an international anti-drug day summit on June 27, 2015 in the northeast city of Mashhad. AFP PHOTO / TASNIM NEWS AGENCY / NIMA NAJFZADEH

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on January 11, 2018, on page 8.

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