Iran billionaire Babak Zanjani sentenced to death

Iranian billionaire businessman Babak Zanjani has been sentenced to death for corruption, justice officials say.

He was arrested in December 2013 after accusations that he withheld billions in oil revenue channelled through his companies.
Zanjani was convicted of fraud and economic crimes, a judiciary spokesperson said at a press briefing.
One of Iran’s richest men, Zanjani had been blacklisted by the US and EU for helping Iran evade oil sanctions.

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