31 Jul 2019

Iran to try 10 more on economic corruption charges

The first trial session of the individuals will be held at the 4th branch of the Special Court for Economic Corruption Cases on Sunday.

According to the deputy head of Iran’s Judiciary, Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejei, over the past year, nearly 240 people have received sentences in the special court, Tasnim News Agency reported.

Since late August 2018, the Judiciary has held public trials of individuals involved in major economic corruption cases.

The names of defendants were made public after Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei permitted Iran’s Judiciary to take special measures in order to confront economic corruption and called for “swift and just” legal action against financial crimes.

Earlier, the Leader described “outright and unequivocal” treatment of economic corruption as one of the Judiciary’s major duties, stressing that confronting economic corrupts must be decisive and effective.

The Leader urged the Judiciary to fully inform people about its measures to tackle economic corruption, saying the judicial system should let people realize the authenticity of its anti-corruption measures and turn the threats into opportunities.

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