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Iran’s Judiciary should support the repressed Sheikh Zakzaky, Muslims of Myanmar and Kashmir: Ayatollah Khamenei

The Judiciary branch should legally intervene in issues, such as sanctions, confiscations by the US, and terrorism; furthermore, they should support oppressed figures and people of the world, like Sheikh Zakzaky, and the Muslims in Myanmar and Kashmir, firmly declaring support or opposition so that it would be reflected throughout the world.

Honoring the week long occasion of Iran's National Judiciary Branch, government heads and officials within the branch met with Ayatollah Khamenei this morning July 3, 2017.

During a morning meeting with heads and officials, from throughout Iran's National Judicial system, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Khamenei, focused on the qualifications and high legal status of the judiciary and its impact on the country's large scale management. He deemed it an evolutionary perspective among all spheres of the indispensable judiciary, the Supreme Leader held: "The judiciary should be a pioneer in establishing public rights within the society and any area when necessary, it must firmly defend the rights of the people, and confront those who violate laws."

The Supreme Leader called for a revolutionary and jihadi perspective in planning and action within the judiciary. He pointed to the legal status of the system, the system's influence on the other systems, and general issues of the country by saying, "The Constitutional states are the responsibility of the judiciary; monitoring of adequate law enforcement and supervision over proper implementation of policies are a few of those responsibilities: The Administrative Court of Justice and the State Audit Office, as the two main arms of the judiciary, are responsible for these two important tasks."

Urging the officials at the Judiciary branch to pursue international incidents, Ayatollah Khamenei asserted: "The Judiciary branch should legally intervene in issues, such as sanctions, confiscations by the US, and terrorism; furthermore, they should support oppressed figures and people of the world, like Sheikh Zakzaky, and the Muslims in Myanmar and Kashmir, firmly declaring support or opposition so that it would be reflected throughout the world."

Emphasizing on the utilization of legal capacity by the judicial system, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution added: Public rights and supporting the legitimate freedom of the people are important duties of the judiciary system; the judiciary should be the pioneer, in regards to these issues, confronting opponents of public rights on any level.

He further mentioned that in order to boost and develop an organization that all consider salvageable, promising and peaceful, the judiciary must seriously condemn violations of the law. Also, praising the work of anonymous inspectors from different cities, who aim at exposing and encountering violations, he went on to say, "Increase inspections as much as possible, and improve the judiciary from inside."

Ayatollah Khamenei touched on punishing perpetrators while preserving the dignity of their family members. He reminded the audience: "Of course, where the dignity of the system is in danger, protecting the dignity of the Islamic system becomes more important, because people are observant, they should not feel like the judiciary system does not effectively deal with all offenders."

He stated, "Encouraging judges to be fair and righteous is complementary to the punishment of perpetrators," further elaborating on the notion by offering the following point: "Make the righteous, brave, decisive, fair and hard-working judges, who are highly virtuous in making wise judgments--with no personal intention or consideration--famous in society."

Ayatollah Khamenei also referred to a presence of prominent personalities who sit at the head of the judiciary, since the years following the revolution, describing Ayatollah Amoli Larijani as a prominent and highly qualified scholar, practitioner, and intellectual. While appreciating his efforts and the work of other judiciary officials, he noted that--in recent years--important and valuable work has been carried out within the judicial branch, requesting that these actions be brought to the attention of the public through effective, promotional methods.

Source: Ali Khamenei

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