Iran: 60 percent of female prisoners face drug-related charges

The secretary of Anti-Drugs Coordination Council in East Azerbaijan Province, Mohammad Ali Nosrati, admitted, “60 percent of female prisoners are incarcerated due to drug addiction.

These women are taken advantage of most in trafficking of drugs.”

“62 percent of female addicts are married,” he added.

(State-run ILNA news agency – February 22, 2016)