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Iranian judiciary

Judiciary chief defends opposition house arrests as legal

The head of Iran’s Judiciary says there is no legal obstacle to the house arrest of the leaders of the Green Movement according to the country’s laws. » read more

Rights group slams opposition house arrests on fourth anniversary

Iran’s Human Rights Defenders Centre says the house arrests of MirHosein Mousavi, Mehdi Karroubi and Zahra Rahnavard are illegal and neither the Supreme Leader nor the Supreme Council of National Security has the legal authority to impose such a sentence. » read more

Weekly publication closed after printing MP’s letter

The Setareh Sobh weekly has been shut down by order of the Culture and Media Court for publishing Ali Motahari’s letter to the Head of the Judiciary demanding action on the house arrest of opposition leaders. » read more

Judiciary says trial possible for Mousavi, Karroubi

MirHosein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi will be brought to trial as soon as the necessary conditions are set, the first deputy of the judiciary told a news conference on Monday. » read more

Judiciary calls opposition house arrests constitutional

Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani head of Iran's judiciary says the house arrests of opposition leaders MirHosein Mousavi, Zahra Rahnavard and Mehdi Karroubi are not unconstitutional and can be described as being in accordance with the rights of the National Security Supreme Council in Article 176 of the constitution. » read more

Judiciary says Qavami case still ongoing

Iranian Judiciary's first deputy announced on Monday November 10 that a verdict in the case of Ghoncheh Qavami has not yet been issued. Qavami was among the women who were briefly arrested for trying to enter a stadium to watch a volleyball game in July. She was rearrested soon after her release and charge with "propaganda against the regime." » read more

Facebook users call for mercy in appeals court

The lawyer for a number of Facebook users who were arrested by Iranian authorities for their cyber activities reported on Monday September 29 that his clients have “accepted some of their mistakes and expressed remorse” in the appeals court. » read more

Appeal date set for Facebook users facing prison

The appeal hearing for eight Iranian Facebook users sentenced to heavy prison terms will take place on September 28 in a Revolutionary Court in Tehran. » read more

Sentences for “Happy” video may not have to be served

The young Iranians who were arrested for making a music video for the Pharrel Williams song “Happy” have been sentenced to jail terms and lashes. » read more

Head of judiciary reappointed despite controversies

The Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has renewed Ayatollah Amoli Larijani’s term as head of judiciary for another five years. » read more