sadegh larijani

January 6, 2017

Nobel Laureate’s Call for Resignation of Iran’s Judiciary Chief Puts Spotlight on Rampant Judicial Abuses

Nobel Laureate’s Call for Resignation of Iran’s Judiciary Chief Puts Spotlight on Rampant Judicial Abuses January 6, 2017—The call for the resignation of Iran’s top judicial official, Sadegh Larijani, by the prominent Iranian human rights lawyer and Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi, has brought renewed attention on the systematic abuses of rights committed by Iran’s Judiciary. Ebadi’s January 4 statement comes during a wave of life-threatening hunger strikes by political prisoners […]... read more
September 9, 2014

Cartoon 91: Head of Judiciary Reinstated for Five More Years

Cartoon 91: Head of Judiciary Reinstated for Five More Years Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, reinstated Sadegh Larijani, Head of the Iranian Judiciary, in his position for another five years on August 14, 2014. Civil and political activists have raised serious criticism and concern about Sadegh Larijani’s performance in his position. The most serious concerns voiced over Sadegh Larijani’s conduct over the past five years […]... read more
March 27, 2014

Hundreds of Lawyers Advocate on Behalf of Imprisoned Dervish Lawyers

Hundreds of Lawyers Advocate on Behalf of Imprisoned Dervish Lawyers In two separate letters addressed to Head of the Iranian Judiciary Sadegh Larijani, hundreds of Iranian lawyers have asked him for his immediate review of the judicial violations in the cases of four imprisoned Dervish lawyers. According to Majzooban-e Noor website, in one of the letters, 177 lawyers asked Larijani to review Judge Salavati’s conduct […]... read more
June 23, 2011

“No,” Says Head of Iran’s Judiciary to Special Rapporteur on Human Rights

“No,” Says Head of Iran’s Judiciary to Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Only a few weeks after the United Nation's Human Rights Council appointed Maldivian Ahmed Shaheed as UN's Special Rapporteur on human rights for Iran, the Head of Iran's Judiciary, Sadegh Larijani, made public statements denying access to the Special Rapporteur. "Our policy is not to accept the Rapporteur. We believe that we are among the first countries to claim observing human rights," Larijani said. So far, Iranian Members of Parliament and other political figures close to the government read more