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Friday, December 19, 2014 07:14

Iranian lawyers warned against media interviews

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Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani

Iranian judiciary once more condemned lawyers who give out interviews to the media maintaining that such activities detract from the Islamic Republic system.

Ayatollah Larijani, head of Iranian judiciary told a gathering of judiciary officials: “Unfortunately some lawyers are failing to attend to their main responsibility while they can avoid many tensions by doing so.” Iranian media report.

“These lawyers have no regard for the conditions of their licence and harm the Islamic regime with their interviews and actions,” he added; “and we hope this trend will be rectified.”

Larijani had also touched on this issue earlier saying some have taken advantage of the legal professions.

Iranian law however has no restrictions for lawyers on giving interviews to the media.

Head of Iran’s judiciary also maintained that the security and intelligence agencies must not interfere in the responsibilities of the judiciary and welcomed a proposal to establish judiciary’s own security and intelligence organization to maintain the independence of the justice system.