12 Nov 2018
Iranian special courts set up in a drive against economic crime have sentenced two people to death, state media said on Sunday, as the country faces renewed U.S. sanctions and a public outcry against profiteering and corruption.
The fast-track Islamic revolutionary courts were set up in August after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called for “swift and just” legal action to confront an “economic war” by foreign enemies.
Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei, quoted by the judiciary’s news website Mizan, said the courts had handed down death sentences on two defendants after convicting them of “spreading corruption on earth”, a capital offence under Iran’s Islamic laws.
– By Reuterss, 11 November 2018.
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