Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed Imam Ali Khamenei: Judiciary should declare position on intl. affairs
Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed Imam Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called on Iran’s Judiciary to adopt official positions on various international affairs.
The Leader made the remarks on Monday in a meeting with Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani and other officials of the government branch.
Ayatollah Khamenei said it is important for the Judiciary to pursue various international issues through legal channels.
“The Judiciary should intervene from a legal position in such issues as sanctions, US confiscations and terrorism or [come out] in support of downtrodden personalities in the world such as Sheikh Zakzaky or the Muslims of Myanmar and Kashmir,” the Leader said.
In such issues, the Leader said, the branch should “decisively declare its supportive position or opposition so it is reflected across the world.”
Nigeria has placed leading Shia cleric Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky in detention and has come down hard on his supporters, reportedly killing dozens of them in a far-and-wide crackdown.
Myanmar has likewise been accused of leading a systematic deadly campaign of suppression against its Muslim community.
Kashmir has also been witnessing chronic ethnic violence and a New Delhi-ordered witch hunt in its India-controlled half.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Ayatollah Khamenei urged the Judiciary to act as the flag-bearer of defending the public rights in the society.
He said the branch should authoritatively guard the people’s rights, and confront felony and lawlessness.