June 17, 2013
by G. Redd
Outgoing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was summoned to a criminal court on Monday. Although the charges were not specified, this may be the continuation of a longstanding political battle between Ahmadinejad and Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, who recently filed a complaint against him. ...[read more]
February 15, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On February 15, 2010, Iranian official Mohammad Javad Larijani reported to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Iranian plans to protect human rights in the nation. A week earlier, the European Union (EU) and the US issued a joint statement condemning Iran's human rights record. Larijani ...[read more]
February 20, 2011
by Carrie Schimizzi
Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi called Sunday for his own trial to be set up in a public court. In an open letter to the head of the Supreme Judicial System of Iran, Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani, posted on his website Saham News, Karroubi asked for a public forum in order to ensure a fair tr... ...[read more]
February 15, 2010
by Megan McKee
Iranian official Mohammad Javad Larijani told the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Monday that Iran is fulfilling its human rights obligations. Larijani also said that the nation has implemented long-term plans to protect human rights. Larijani rejected criticism suggesting the nation engaged in ...[read more]
February 1, 2010
by Patrice Collins
Top Iranian judge Sadeq Larijani said Monday that any further executions of anti-government protesters will be based on the law rather than on political pressure. Refusing to heed calls for more executions to stop opposition demonstrations, Larijani emphasized that all penalties will observe ...[read more]
August 30, 2009
by Steve Czajkowski
Iranian judiciary chief Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani has removed controversial Tehran Prosecutor General Saeed Mortazavi from office, according to state media reports Saturday. The reason for the dismissal is as yet unclear. Mortazavi was appointed as prosecutor general in 2003 and has been derisively ...[read more]
August 24, 2009
by Andrew Wood
Nema Milaninia: The recent appointment of Ayatollah Sadegh Ardeshir Larijani as the new head of Iran's judiciary is unlikely to remedy the dire judicial and prison conditions prevailing in Iran and exacerbated by recent turmoil following the election. If anything, it is likely to frustra... ...[read more]
August 17, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Iranian officials on Sunday began the trial of at least 25 people detained during protests following the recent contested presidential election. The defendants are accused of a range of crimes including participating in illegal demonstrations and vandalizing public property. More than 100 ...[read more]
August 6, 2006
by Brett Murphy
Chief Iranian nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani said Sunday that Iran will continue to expand its uranium enrichment program despite the UN Security Council resolution setting an August 31 deadline for the country to halt nuclear activities. Larijani stated that such resolutions won't have a... ...[read more]
May 9, 2006
by Tom Henry
After Iranian lawmakers on Sunday sent a letter to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan threatening to withdraw from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) if Annan and other members of the UN Security Council failed in their crucial responsibility to resolve differences peacefully with r... ...[read more]

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