78 Judges Suspended in Iran Last Year: Judiciary

The Iranian Judiciary says it has suspended 78 judges from the bench during the past Iranian year (ended in mid-March 2017).

The Protection and Intelligence Centre of Iran’s Judiciary declared that 78 judges were suspended from their jobs from March 2016 to March 2017.

According to a Farsi report by the IRIB News Agency, the Centre stressed that the figure shows a 20-percent growth compared to that of a year earlier.

This Centre is responsible for implementing protection, security, intelligence and supervisory measures such as protecting national information, data, documents and equipment, fighting corruption and ensuring security.

It is duty-bound to maintain the independence of Iran’s judicial system and helping it remain healthy.

During the last Iranian year, 27,920 corruption reports and complaints were sent to the centre. The figure was 41 percent higher than that of a year earlier.

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