Ex-Iranian vice president gets 63 years prison

Ex-Iranian vice president gets 63 years prison
# 20 December 2017 20:18 (UTC +04:00)

An Iranian court has sentenced one of the country’s former vice presidents to 63 years in prison, the ex-official reported on social media, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.

Hamid Baghaei was first vice president of Iran in 2009-2013 during the presidency of Mahmood Ahmadinejad.

"I was sentenced to 63 years in prison by the efforts of the head of Judicial Power, Amuli Laricani," Baghaei wrote on Telegram, a social media platform.

He claimed the decision was political.

Baghaei was arrested in June 2015 for failing to pay a $15 million fine for "financial crimes" he was allegedly involved in during his tenure.

He was released pending trial in July after paying a reduced "security deposit" worth $6.1 million.

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