Lawmakers amend soil protection bill

January 20, 2019

TEHRAN – In order to gain the approval of the Guardian Council, the parliamentarians on Sunday gave their seal of approval to amend an article of a bill against soil smuggling.

The amendment of the article, which is related to punishing those individuals who try to smuggle soil out of the country, received 141 votes. 9 voted against and 10 abstained.

The amended article states that transferring soil abroad is illegal and perpetrators will receive grade 5 discretionary punishment of the Islamic penal code.


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