Judiciary

Iran Leader Pardons Huge Number of Inmates

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has agreed to pardon or commute the sentences of a large number of Iranian convicts on the occasion of Islamic Revolution's 40th anniversary.

Iran to Pardon 50,000 Convicts on Revolution’s 40th Anniv.

The Iranian Judiciary Chief Amoli Larijani said 50,000 convicts will receive pardons from Leader Ayatollah Khamenei on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution.

UK Intervention Not to Accelerate Zaghari’s Release: Iran Envoy

The Iranian Ambassador to the UK says interventions by the British government in the case of an Iranian-British dual national prisoned in Iran for espionage will not do any good.

Iran Denies Reports about US Citizen’s Well-Being in Jail

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has dismissed as “untrue” reports by certain US media that an American citizen is imprisoned in the Iranian city of Mashhad in suboptimal conditions.

Iran Judiciary Investigating Activist’s Torture Claims

A fact-finding mission formed by Iran’s Judiciary has travelled to Iran’s south-western province of Khuzestan to investigate claims by a worker saying he was mistreated during his time in prisons, a senior official announced.

Iran Leader Offers Condolences on Demise of Expediency Council Chief

Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has expressed condolences over the passing of Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, the 70-year-old late chairman of Iran’s Expediency Council and former Judiciary chief who died in Tehran on Monday.

Ayatollah Hashemi Shahroudi Dies at 70

Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, the head of Iran's Expediency Council and former Judiciary Chief, has passed away at the age of 70.

Iran’s First Female Judge Talks of Her Experiences

An Iranian woman, who had been appointed as the country’s first female judge, believes that women’s sensitivity can help them in many cases despite the popular belief that women cannot judge because of their sensitive nature.

Iran Urges UK to Settle Its Outstanding Debts

Iran’s Judiciary chief says countries such as Britain are indebted to Iran as they received money in return for weapons before the 1979 Islamic Revolution and must now repay the long overdue debts.

Iranian Couples Must Take Part in Counselling Sessions before Marriage

It is compulsory for Iranian couples to attend pre-marriage counselling sessions in order to prevent future problems which often lead to early divorces, officials say.