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Danish Development Minister halts counternarcotics aid to Iran over executions

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Over the last two years, Denmark has donated USD 900,000 annually to a counternarcotics program in Iran. During this period, the Iranian regime has executed hundreds of suspected drug criminals. Development Cooperation Minister has decided momentarily to suspend the aid to the aforementioned program. Denmark, via Danida (Danish International Development Agency), has donated the money annually to UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime), which among other things, supports anti-drug campaigns in Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Amnesty International, among others, accused Denmark and other donor countries of indirectly sponsoring Iran’s widespread use of the death penalty in drug-related cases.

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  • Published: 99 days ago on Thursday, 11 April 2013
  • By: Iran Daily Brief
  • Last Modified: April 11, 2013 @ 1:21 pm
  • Filed Under: International
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