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Iran former Minister of State arrested for financial fraud
Iran's Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) said Sunday that authorities have arrested former Minister of Welfare and Social Security Parviz Kazemi for financial fraud. Kazemi resigned in 2006 after serving nearly one year under former president Ma (More)
Iran court sentences former prosecutor to 135 lashes for corruption
A court in Iran on Tuesday sentenced former prosecutor general Saeed Mortazavi to 135 lashes for corruption, according to the state run media . Mortazavi was a prosecutor who was accused of human rights abuses during the Arab Spring protests, which r (More)
Iran billionaire sentenced to death in fraud case
Iran billionaire businessman Babak Zanjani was sentenced to death on Sunday after being found guilty on charges of fraud involving an oil fund, a judicial official stated. Zanjani, a 42-year-old oil tycoon who currently is one of Iran's richest men, (More)
Iran parliament defines 'political offenses'
The Parliament of Iran on Sunday passed a law defining what constitutes a political crime. Under the country's constitution, individuals accused of committing "public offenses" are guaranteed public trials and other legal protections. Prior to this (More)
Former Iran prosecutor acquitted of killing prisoners
Former Iranian prosecutor Saeed Mortazavi was acquitted Wednesday of murder charges relating to the 2009 killing of three prisoners which he oversaw. The prisoners were detained in 2009 for protesting against former President Mahmous Ahmedinejad's (More)
Iran authorities arrest former VP
Iranian authorities on Monday arrested Hamid Baghaei, former vice president under Mahmoud Ahmadinejad . Baghaei's arrest is the second detention of a high-ranking official from the Ahmadinejad administration, as Mohammad Reza Rahimi, another former (More)
Iran court sentences former president's son to 15 years
An Iranian court on Sunday sentenced a son of former president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani [BBC backgrounder, JURIST news archive] to 15 years in prison on charges of embezzlement and bribery. Rafsanjani's son, referred to only as "MH" in court doc (More)
Iran court sentences former vice president to 5 years in prison
The Iran Supreme Court sentenced former vice president Mohammad Reza Rahimi to more than five years in prison and imposed a fine of 10 billion rials (USD $360,000), the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported Wednesday. Rahimi was also ordere (More)
Iran to sue US over UN nominee's visa denial
A foreign ministry spokesperson on Monday said that Iran plans to sue the US over its refusal to grant an entry visa to Hamid Aboutalebi, Tehran's newly-proposed ambassador to the United Nations (UN) . As the UN is based in New York, this US decisio (More)
Iran president summoned to criminal court
Outgoing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad [official website; BBC profile] was summoned to a criminal court on Monday. Although the charges were not specified, this may be the continuation of a longstanding political battle between Ahmadinejad (More)
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