IRAN: SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS DEATH VERDICT AGAINST BAQERI DARMANI
December 11, 2018:
Iranian Judiciary spokesman Gholam Hossein Mohseni Eje'i announced on 9 December 2018 that the Supreme Court has confirmed the death sentence against Hamid Baqeri-Darmani for bribery and fraud which was issued in a lower court. (Sources: tehrantimes.com, 09/12/2018)
In October, the Judiciary announced that Baqeri-Darmani and Vahid Mazloumin, a mogul known as the lord of gold coins in Iran, had been sentenced to death. Mazloumin was executed in November.
Speaking at a press conference, Mohseni Eje'i also said the special courts for economic crimes have handed down prison sentences to a number of individuals for disrupting the economy, ISNA reported.