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Iranian MP Calls for Revision of Laws to Reduce Number of Prisoners

An Iranian MP has criticised the country’s laws that authorise judges to easily issue arrest warrants at will and under any conditions, calling for the restriction of such a privilege which has led to a significant increase in the number of detainees.
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“Illegal Lodgings for Chinese Identified in Tehran”

An Iranian official says unauthorized accommodations housing Chinese tourists in Tehran have been temporarily shut down, but no lodgings have been sealed.
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Is Tattooing a Crime in Iran?

Many Iranians consider tattooing a disagreeable act; however, the country’s laws and religious rules don’t forbid it except in particular conditions.
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Iran to Probe Allegations about Total’s Information Leak to Qatar

An Iranian lawmaker says the Parliament will investigate the veracity of allegations concerning French oil giant Total’s disclosure of secret data about Iran’s South Pars Gas Field to neighbouring Qatar.
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Iranian Reformists Propose Motion to Punish Speech Disruptors

A group of reformist and pro-government members of the Iranian Parliament have, in a recent move, proposed a plan to guarantee the security of the ceremonies held in the country by imposing punitive measures against speech disruptors. The motion, however, has received a negative reaction from the opposing party.
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Iranian Officials Obliged to Fully Report Amount of Properties

Based on a bill passed by the Parliament, Iranian authorities, from the Leader and president to ministers and vice-presidents, are obligated to report the amount and details of their possessions and properties to the country’s Judiciary.

Iranian Billionaire Not to Be Executed before Repaying His Debts

Iran’s Prosecutor General says the imprisoned billionaire Babak Zanjani, who is sentenced to death for fraud and money laundering, among other charges, will not be executed before returning the country’s oil money he has withheld.
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Two Arrested over Plasco Building Fire

Spokesman for the Iranian Judiciary says two people have been arrested on suspicion of starting the fire of Plasco building, which led to its collapse on January 19 and killed several people.
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Unusual Sentence for Teenage Criminal

A judge in southern Iran has sentenced a teenager charged with carrying illicit drugs to learn Islamic rules instead of going to jail.

Iran’s Leader Pardons, Commutes Sentences of over 600 Convicts

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has granted clemency or commuted the sentences of a number of convicts on the anniversary of Islamic Revolution’s victory.

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