Iran convicts 10 more on economic corruption charges

Tasnim – Iranian special courts for economic crimes have handed down prison sentences against 10 more men, including an Afghan national, for disrupting Iran’s economic system.

Speaking at a press conference on Sunday, Iranian Judiciary Spokesman Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejei said 10 people have received prison sentences and heavy financial penalties in connection with economic disruption.

He also listed the convicts, their charges, and their sentences.

Among them is an Afghan man who has been sentenced to 20 years in prison and expulsion from Iran. He has also been ordered to pay a fine.

Since late August, the Judiciary has begun to hold 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 Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani 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.