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Guardian Council: 300 Criminals Registered in Last Election

Hadi Tahan Nazif of the Guardian Council told a press conference that in the last elections the registered candidates included “about 300 people who had been convicted of such crimes as affray and beatings, robbery, fraud, and so on.” He added that some people even registered their young children in the last elections. His comments were in relation to changes in the vetting criteria for candidates which the Guardian Council controversially announced on Wednesday, which is aimed at excluding candidates who may have been prosecuted for political crimes in the past. 

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