WORLD Iranian court sentences 3 to death for 'economic corruption'

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Iranian court sentences 3 to death for 'economic corruption'

Xinhua

01:43, October 01, 2018

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Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Eje'i. (Photo: AFP)

TEHRAN, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) - An Iranian court has given the death penalty to three people for "economic corruption," Tehran Times daily reported Sunday.

The verdicts were issued by the primary court and will be referred to the Supreme Court for the final decision, the Judiciary spokesman Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Eje'i was quoted as saying.

According to the spokesman, 32 others were sentenced to imprisonment over the same charges.

The Iranian police recently arrested a number of people for inciting turmoil in the currency and gold market.

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