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Embassy protests against Hague's statement on execution in Iran

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

London, Feb 1, IRNA -- Iranina embassy in London sent a letter to British Foreign Ministry in which it protested agaainst William Hague's statements concerning execution of Zahra Bahrami.

In the letter, the embassy has emphasized that Ms. Zahra Bahrami was an Iranian citizen who was arrested upon Iran's laws and put on trial and then punished.

It went on to say that she was arrested on March 1, 2010 for having 450 grams of cocaine and 420 grams of opium and being involved in illegal drugs dealings.

Under investigation, she was accused of forging documents, membership in a terrorist group named Association of Iran Kingdom, which caused martyrdom of 14 and injuring of 215 persons in a terrorist action in Shiraz.

Meanwhile, she was member of an international drug smuggling band.

The Letter said that she had a lawyer named Ms. Zhinous Sharif-Razi and was in contact with her family.

She was convicted to capital punishment upon Iran's law on fight against drugs.

The letter continued that Iran does not recognize dual citizenship and Zahra Bahrami was put on trial as an Iranian citizen.

The embassy strongly urged British officials to present their statements upon authentic and reliable information.

Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague criticized execution of Zahra Bahrami on Tuesday and said he had been shocked by the news adding that he would put forward the issue of his government's concerns about the case with the government of Iran.

He also claimed that Zahra Bahrami had not access to a lawyer and her family, and that her family heard about her execution through media.

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