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Shahram Jazayeri arrested, to be transferred to Tehran

Tehran, March 18, IRNA - Former inmate passing prison term for financial corruption, Shahram Jazayeri Arab, who had fled the country, was arrested, Information Ministry said on Sunday.

Shahram Jazayeri Arab

Preparations are underway to bring Jazayeri to Tehran, it said.

Jazayeri, who passed five years in prison and had enjoyed leave several times to see his family at home, escaped on his way from the court to prison on February 20.

His escape caused public debate and head of the Judiciary Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi sacked the judge in charge of his case and ordered to arrest the policemen accompanying Jazayeri from the court to prison.

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