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Sadeq Larijani appointed to head judiciary

Sadeq-Larijani

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution has appointed Sadeq Larijani to replace Mahmoud Shahroudi as Iran’s new judiciary chief.

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, in a decree on Saturday, appointed Hojjatoleslam Larijani as the new judiciary chief.

Ayatollah Khamenei thanked the former chief, who has reached the end of his second term, for his service and expressed hope that the new chief would use Shahroudi’s experience and expertise to “flourish” the justice system.

The 49-year-old Hojjatoleslam Larijani, the brother of Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, is currently a member of the Guardian Council — the top legislative body which also oversees election process.

He has also been twice elected to the Assembly of Experts, the top clerical body that chooses and supervises the Leader of the Islamic Revolution.

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