Iran ex-minister sentenced to jail for graft: state media

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A former Iranian minister has been sentenced to three years’ jail for corruption, state media reported on Wednesday, citing the judiciary, in a rare conviction of a senior government official. “Following a trial, former agriculture minister Javad Sadatinejad was sentenced to three years in prison,” chief justice Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei, quoted by the official Iran…

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