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Iran Summons German, French Envoys over ‘Interventionist’ Statements

Iran has summoned the German and French ambassadors to Tehran over the statements released by the European Union, Berlin and Paris regarding the execution of Rouhollah Zam, the administrator of the anti-Iran Telegram channel Amad News.

Iran Executes Rouhollah Zam on Charge of ‘Corruption on Earth’

Iran has executed Rouhollah Zam, the administrator of an anti-Iran Telegram channel named Amad News, after his death penalty for “corruption on earth” was upheld by the Supreme Court.

Iran Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentence of Rouhollah Zam

Iran’s Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence against the administrator of an anti-Iran Telegram channel Amad News who had been convicted of “corruption on earth” in a lower court.

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.