Babak Zanjani’s death sentence for sanctions evasion upheld in Iran

Babak Zanjani, an Iranian businessman who was sentenced to death in March this year on charges of defrauding the Iranian government and circumventing sanctions on Iran’s oil industry (see previous blog), has had his sentence upheld by Iran’s Supreme Court. Mr Zanjani admitted using businesses in Turkey, Malaysia, and the UAE to sell oil on behalf of the Iranian government...

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. The legal directories say she is the...

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