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Iran sentences three to death for economic crimes

DUBAI - Special courts set up in a drive against financial crime have sentenced three people to death, state television reported on Sunday, as the country faces renewed US sanctions and a public outcry against profiteering and corruption.
The special Islamic revolutionary courts were set up last month to try suspects quickly after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called for "swift and just" legal action to confront an "economic war" by foreign enemies.Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei, quoted by state TV, said the courts handed down out death sentences to three defendants after convicting them of "spreading corruption on earth," a capital offense under Iran's Islamic laws.
Mohseni Ejei did not name the three but said the sentences would have to be upheld by the supreme court before being carried out, the TV reported.
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