HRANA News Agency – A Danish newspaper declared that the Danish government decided to stop their aids on Iranian anti-narcotics program in protest to death penalty in Iran.
According to Iran Human Rights website, Denmark is one of the western countries giving aid to Iran in anti-narcotics program. The aids have been done through United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime -UNODC.
In the past few years several human rights organizations asked UNODC and the contributor countries to stop their financial aids because it resulted to more death penalties in Iran indirectly.
According to Danish newspaper “Politiken”, in the past two years five million Krones by Danish government contributed into anti-narcotics program in Iran.
“During this period Iranian authorities hanged hundreds of people on charge of drug crimes. On Tuesday April 9, 2013 the development minister Christian Friis Bach firmed to end the support on this program”, Politiken wrote.
“This is a sign to Iran that death penalty is unacceptable and we won’t confirm it at all”, Danish development minister said to Politiken.