Iran on Saturday executed a businessman sentenced to death by a fast-track court set up to fight economic crimes, state television reported, following an outcry against profiteering and corruption that has seen dozens of people jailed.
The new Islamic revolutionary courts - whose rulings cannot be appealed, except in the case of death sentences - were set up in August after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called for “swift and just” action to confront an "economic war" by foreign enemies after the United States re-imposed sanctions.
Hamidreza Baqeri-Dermani had been convicted of “spreading corruption on earth”, a capital offence under Iran’s Islamic laws, for offences including bribery and fraud, the television said.
His death sentence was upheld by the supreme court this month.
نستخدم ملفات الكوكيز لنسهل عليك استخدام مواقعنا الإلكترونية ونكيف المحتوى والإعلانات وفقا لمتطلباتك واحتياجاتك الخاصة، لتوفير ميزات وسائل التواصل الاجتماعية ولتحليل حركة المرور لدينا...اعرف أكثر