Iran sentenced two people to death and about a dozen to lengthy prison sentences for corruption, the Mizan News Agency reported on Sunday.
The Hanoi People’s Court began proceedings in a massive and politically-charged anti-corruption trial on Monday, making Dinh La Thang the first politburo official to face Vietnamese prosecutors in decades.
Vietnam sentenced the former general director of one of the country’s major banks to death on Friday following a lengthy trial of 51 officials and bankers involved in misappropriating US$ 69 million, according to Reuters.
A Vietnamese court sentenced on Wednesday two former executives of a state-owned firm to death for what local media estimates is the largest embezzlement scandal in the nation.
Anew anti-corruption law in Thailand extends the death penalty for corruption offences in public office to officials from foreign countries. The law also increases jail sentences and fines for corrupt officials convicted in less severe cases.
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