Thursday , 30 May 2024

Iran’s Ex-Agriculture Minister Gets 3 Years In Prison On Corruption Charges

RFL/RE – Iran’s judiciary chief said on May 14 that former Agriculture Minister Javad Sadatinejad was sentenced to three years in prison in connection with a corruption case involving the import of animal feed. Gholamhossein Mohseni-Ejei did not say when the verdict was issued or whether Sadatinejad was serving his sentence. Sadatinejad was appointed agriculture minister by President Ebrahim Raisi in September 2021 but was dismissed in April 2023 amid growing criticism over unfulfilled promises and corruption allegations. To read the original story by RFE/RL’s Radio Farda, click here.

Javad Sadatinejad was dismissed in April 2023 amid growing criticism over unfulfilled promises and corruption allegations. (file photo)


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