Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei underlined the importance of the judiciary retaining its independence and remaining un-influenced.
He made the remarks in a meeting with judiciary officials late Sunday.
At the meeting which came as the nation celebrates Judiciary Week, the Supreme Leader said elements tarnishing the independence of the Judiciary like threats, bribery and pressures should be barred in order to help promote the right code of conduct in the Judiciary.
He referred to “authority” as one major component of the independence of the judiciary and said the authority of the judiciary is not like the regular attempts by political or factional groups; rather, it is a bid to remain firm and uncompromising in defending the right idea.
The Supreme Leader went on to highlight “lawfulness and an utterly healthy system” as two other factors which contribute to the independence of the judiciary.
He said any form of corruption within the judiciary system will translate into bigger ones in society.
The Ayatollah also said “preventing crimes” was another important task for the judiciary.
He further urged organized attempts by all organizations to fight crimes in early stages because it would be impossible to manage criminal behaviors once they grow and gain deep roots.
The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution also expressed regret over the increasing number of inmates and called for serious measures to stop the wave.