Iran: Sweeping Arrests Target Officials Accused Of Corruption


Six Sistan-Baluchistan government officials were arrested last week. ISNA reports that the deputy head of the Chabahar Free Zone and five others were arrested, and the Zahedan Prosecutor General Mohammad Marzieh said: “These individuals were arrested last Tuesday in coordination with the provincial capital court.”

Marzieh said the officials have been arrested on charges of “embezzlement, fraud and bribery” and added that the investigations are still ongoing.

The Zahedan prosecutor also reported that on Monday November 16, the head of the Foreign Nationals and Immigrant Affairs office in Iranshahr was arrested by the Revolutionary Guards.

He said the suspect is accused of receiving bribes to issue visas and permits to foreign nationals, adding that this investigation is also ongoing.

The Zahedan Prosecutor did not announce the names of the detainees.

Sistan-Baluchistan has borders with Afghanistan and Pakistan and is the point of entry for many Afghan immigrants to Iran.

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