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Iran approves bill to try war criminals

TEHRAN, Jan. 26 (Mehr News Agency) - The Iranian government cabinet on Monday approved a bill to launch investigations into alleged war crimes and prosecute war criminals in any part of the world.

The bill will be sent to the Majlis for ratification. The bill will become a law after an endorsement by the Guardian Council.

The approval followed the Zionist regime's crimes against humanity especially in its 22-day insane war on Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip.

According to the cabinet ratification, killing of defenseless people, use of banned weapons and weapons of mass destruction (WMD), siege and starving of civilians and military personnel constitute war crimes and perpetrators are sentenced to death and a prison term ranging from 10 to 20 years.

The cabinet has tasked the Judiciary to assign a particular court in Tehran to probe such crimes.

Investigations into such war crimes are sought at the order of the general prosecutor and an agreement by the Judiciary chief.

... Payvand News - 01/26/09 ... --

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