Sep 07, 2020 06:25 UTC
  • Leader agrees to renew mandate of Iran's special corruption trials

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has agreed to a request by the Judiciary to extend the mandate of Iran’s special economic corruption tribunals.

Two years ago, the Judiciary proposed the creation of the tribunals to Ayatollah Khamenei to enable decisive and expeditious legal proceedings against those involved in corrupt economic practices and disrupting of the country’s economic operations.

Ever since, the Islamic Republic has successfully tracked and hunted down many heavy-weight corrupters, who had monopolized profit across key economic sectors.

On Sunday Leader had agreed to extend the mandate of the trials after being asked by Judiciary Chief Hojjat al-Islam Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi.

The new trials would, however, incorporate some reforms in their practices, the outlets noted.

In the letter, Raeisi said the Judiciary would soon present the parliament with its proposals for optimizing existing legal vehicles that are used for confronting corruption.