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Judicial reports, police activities, cases from the law courts and international juridical and human rights bodies – All the legal news and opinions related to Iran.

Amir Mirzaei Hekmati

US calls for exchange of spy held in Iran

The request by the US for a spy exchange has been submitted to Iran’s Judiciary, but Tehran has not responded to it yet.
iran-drugs

War on drugs inflicts huge cost on Iran: official

The justice minister said a majority of prisoners and most legal cases in the Iranian courts are related to drug offenses.
iran-women

Iran slams allegations of women’s rights violation

The Iranian judiciary chief has rejected reports that women’s rights are trampled in Iran or that mass executions have taken place in the country.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham

Iran Raps “Biased” UN Human Rights Resolution

In reaction to a UN human rights resolution against Iran, Afkham condemned any “arbitrary and political use of human rights against independent states.”
Mohammad Javad Larijani

Western sanctions against Iran contradict human rights

The secretary of Iran’s Human Rights Council says Iranians put their weight behind President Rouhani’s government regardless of the result of nuclear talks with P5+1.
Mohammad Sadegh Larijani

Iran’s Judiciary Chief Slams US Human Rights Record

Iran’s judiciary chief lashed out at the American legal system for exonerating the police officers who kill unarmed citizens.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham

Iran criticizes racial discrimination in US

Iran’s Foreign Ministry slammed the US police’s mistreatment of minorities and the people of color and the implicit support of the country's judicial system for racial segregation and violence against them.
Mohammad-Javad-Larijani

80% of Iran capital punishments for drug offences to go away

Based on Islamic and national laws, those involved in large-scale transfer and trafficking of drugs are sentenced to death by Iranian courts.
Shargh daily-12-3

Free access to information bylaw confirmed

Iran has adopted a bylaw which calls for the release of and free access to public information without inquiring about the intention of applicants.
Ghoncheh-Qavami-Iran

Iranian-British national, Ghoncheh Qavami, released on bail

Ghoncheh Qavami has been freed on bail until the appeals court hands down the final verdict.

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