An Iranian state-owned newspaper says 22 convicted drug traffickers have been hanged.
The Iran daily says the 22 men were executed on September 18 in Tehran's Evin prison and in a prison in Karaj, some 45 kilometers west of Tehran.
Iranian authorities do not officially publish the number of executions in the country, but human rights groups say scores of people have been hanged in Iran since the start of the year.
Crimes that are punishable by the death penalty in Iran include drug trafficking, murder, rape, armed robbery and kidnapping.
compiled from agency reports