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Oct 01, 2018
6:39AM

Iran sentences 3 suspects to death over financial crimes

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Special courts in Iran set up to deal with financial crimes have sentenced three suspects to death over corruption. The official IRNA news agency reported this today. 
The three were among 35 suspects recently brought to trial.  The rest were sentenced to prison terms of up to 20 years. The sentences can be appealed.

The special courts were established recently as part of the government's campaign against corruption. 

 Since America's pullout from the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, Iran's economy has plunged into a downward spiral with the national currency, the rial, hitting record lows.
 

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