U.N. should stop funding Iran anti-drugs operations: rights groups

December 17, 2014 3:32 PM

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VIENNA (Reuters) - Six rights groups urged the United Nations anti-drugs agency on Wednesday to stop funding counter-narcotics police operations in Iran until Tehran ends the death penalty for such offences.

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) confirmed it had received a letter from the groups, including U.S.-based Human Rights Watch, but had no comment on it.

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