The Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei, has emphasized the “independence” of the Judicial Branch from the two other branches of government (Executive and Legislature), in a meeting on Sunday evening with Judiciary Chief, Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani and senior judicial officials, on the 34th anniversary of the martyrdom of the Islamic Republic’s Chief Justice, Ayatollah Seyyed Mohammad Hussaini Beheshti and 72 leading officials, including ministers and parliamentary members.
The Judiciary should not be influenced by pressures, threats, and interference in its affairs, Supreme Leader added.
According to IRIB World Service, Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei said the Judiciary should function with authority, which does not mean the power play of politicians and political parties, but authority based on firm resolve and emphasis on truth and realities.
Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei made it clear that two of the important factors ensuring the independence of the Judiciary are its abidance by the letter and spirit of the law, and its sound and healthy functioning.
One of the sensitive and important duties of the Judiciary is prevention of crimes in society, Supreme Leader said, calling on other government organs to contribute to this end, since it is collective and coordinated efforts that guarantee security, otherwise crimes would surge and spiral out of control.
The Leader noted that three of the important points for smooth functioning of the judicial system were planning with precision, regular review and revision of laws, and tapping the talents available through proper training of the personnel for the tasks entrusted to them.
Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei added that in order to avoid unwarranted wrangling, precise and systematic measures are required based on transparency in line with proper perspective for the future.
Leader of Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei pointed out that appropriate rules and regulations pave the ground for the country’s progress, which means regular revision of laws in order to remove faulty or obsolete laws, but this does not mean dodging of laws and refusal to comply with the legal system, which is totally unacceptable.
Before the Supreme Leader’s speech, Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani presented a report on the plans of the Judiciary and paid tributes to the martyred Chief Justice and main drafter of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s constitution, Ayatollah Beheshti and other martyrs of the June 28, 1981 bomb blast triggered by MKO terrorists.