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    Iran executed 29 people convicted of murder, armed robbery, drug trafficking and other crimes, national television said on Sunday.

    TEHRAN, July 27 (RIA Novosti) - Iran executed 29 people convicted of murder, armed robbery, drug trafficking and other crimes, national television said on Sunday.

    All the convicts were executed by hanging on Sunday morning in Tehran's Evin prison, the television said.

    Iran holds the second place in the world after China by the number of executions. Iran rejects accusations by the West that it is violating human rights.

    Last week, Iranian judicial authorities sentenced eight women and one man convicted of adultery to death by stoning.

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