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Iran’s Judiciary Threatens Executions for Economic ‘Crimes’

Implementing the Death Penalty is Wrong Response to Economic Crisis

  • Tara Sepehri Far
  • HRW

Iran’s senior officials are attempting to head off a looming economic crisis – triggered by the return of US sanctions – with threats of new rights-abusing policies.

Iranian flags 1a Reuters LLLLTehran’s prosecutor, Jafari Dolatabadi, on Wednesday warned that importers who abuse government subsidies could be charged with “corruption on earth,” which carries a possible death sentence.

Several hardliner newspapers and parliamentarians have echoed Dolatabadi’s call to execute people found responsible for…

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