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Iran Summons German Envoy to Protest 'Meddlesome' Tweets

Iran Summons German Envoy to Protest ‘Meddlesome’ Tweets

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran has summoned Germany’s Ambassador to Tehran in protest at the embassy’s undiplomatic move to interfere in Iran’s domestic judicial affairs by sending a series of tweets.

Iranian Politician Pardoned by Wife’s Family, Escapes Death Penalty

Mohammad Ali Najafi, the former mayor of Tehran and senior Iranian politician who had been sentenced to death for murdering his wife, has been forgiven by the victim’s family, and won’t be executed.

Top Iranian Politician Sentenced to Death for Killing Wife

Mohammad Ali Najafi, a senior reformist politician, has been sentenced to death for murdering his wife, Iran's Judiciary Spokesman Gholam-Hossein Esmaeili announced on Tuesday.

Iran’s Judiciary Chief Condemns Saudi Mass Execution

Iran's Judiciary Chief Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi has strongly denounced the recent mass execution of Shiite Muslims in Saudi Arabia, saying the Al Saud killed these “freedom-seekers” in the name of fighting terrorism.

Iran Executes ‘Sultan of Coins’ for Financial Corruption

Iran executed two financial criminals who had hoarded two tons of gold coins in order to agitate the country’s gold market.

Three Sentenced to Death for Economic Corruption: Iran’s Judiciary

Iran's judicial officials have handed down death sentences to three people convicted of economic corruption amid an intense anti-corruption campaign launched by the Iranian government to tackle soaring economic problems currently nagging the country.

Iran Releases Footage to Prove Ramin Hossein-Panahi Was Terrorist

Iranian security officials have released video footage refuting Western claims about Ramin Hossein Panahi, an executed member of a terrorist group, that he had been unarmed and a mere political dissident.

Eight ISIS Elements behind Tehran Terror Attacks Executed

Eight members of the Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorist group convicted of carrying out attacks on Iranian parliament and the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini in June 2017 were executed on Saturday.
New Drug Law to Save Lives of Many Iranians on Death Row

New Drug Law to Save Lives of Many Iranians on Death Row

An Iranian lawmaker says more than 90 percent of those sentenced to death for carrying illicit drugs would have the chance to return to life if the new bill passed by the Parliament is signed into law.

6 Murderers Escape ‘Eye for an Eye’ Punishment in Iran

Six men who had committed murder in separate cases in Iran have managed to obtain consent from the victims' parents and escaped the gallows.