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Former Deputy Foreign Minister pardoned by Supreme Leader

Monday, 7 May 2012

Mohammad Sharif Malekzadeh, Iran’s former Deputy Foreign Minister who had been forced to resign over alleged financial corruption, has been pardoned by Khamenei. Ahmadinejad recently appointed Malekzadeh as his adviser. In June 2011, Malekzadeh was arrested and spent a month in detention on financial corruption charges. Shortly before his arrest, he had been appointed Deputy Foreign Minister for Administrative and Financial Affairs, a move which provoked much criticism, particularly within the Majlis.

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  • Published: 527 days ago on Monday, 7 May 2012
  • By: Iran Daily Brief
  • Last Modified: May 7, 2012 @ 3:24 pm
  • Filed Under: Human Rights
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