Tehran, Iran, May 25
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
Each year 200,000 land grab suits are filed in Iran, according to Mohammad Javad Heshmati, deputy for judicial affairs to Iran's prosecutor general.
In many cases there are some people who incorporate rich farmlands into rural districts by force, he added, Mehr news agency reported May 25.
Most of the related crimes are carried out by real estates and target national lands, he underlined.
There are 134,000 illegal villas only in the northern province of Mazandaran, he stated.
This is while 80 percent of the Caspian Sea shore in Iran is illegally occupied, added Heshmati.