Agroterrorism; Iranian Criminal Policy

Seyed Reza Ehsanpour, Nafiseh Hashempour


Background and Aim: This article presents some perspective on bioterrorism by focuses on Agroterrorism cases. This study focuses attention on the issue of Agroterrorismand discusses criminal response against it in Iranian Criminal law.

Materials and Methods: A handful of studies and researches have been reviewed for preparing this study.

Ethical Considerations:Honesty in the literature and citation analysis and reporting were considered.

Findings: Agroterrorism attack may results in the agricultural and food industries, loss of confidence in government, and possibly human casualties. The fear of a bioterrorist attack in the world have changed public health in countries. Based on these facts, a sharp and quick response including criminal responses against this kind of terrorism to protect the safety of community as well as health policies is necessary.

Conclusion: Agroterrorism is a new form of terrorism which falls in the realm of bioterrorism. This kind of offence against the community attracts policy makers’ high level of attentions. Iranian legislator amongst other policies prosecute offenders with article 286 of Penal Code: “Corruption on Earth”. This question that this title is appropriate to combat Agroterrorism depends on the extent of the behaviors results. This title belongs to situation that vast geographic area or huge number of populations was affected due to terroristic attacks. The punishment of offender(s) is capital punishment.


Agroterrorism; Bioterrorism; Criminal Policy; Safety; Health; Iranian Law

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