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Iran's Prosecutor General :We Are Holy Our Judiciary is Holy and Our Regime is Holy

Hojjatoleslam Seyed Ebrahim Ra’isi /ABF translation
Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation
February 26, 2015

ISNA (Iranian Students News Agency), Thursday, February 26, 2015

Legal and Judicial Desk


Alluding to existing threats, the country’s Prosecutor General stated: “We will wholeheartedly take decisive action against any threats in the country.”

According to an ISNA (Iranian Students News Agency) journalist’s report from the Khuzestan region, on the occasion of the introduction of [the city of] Ahvaz’ [new] General and Revolutionary Prosecutor, [Prosecutor General] Hojjatoleslam Valmoslemin Seyed Ebrahim Ra’isi stated: “There are armies, soldiers, wars, etc. in all of the world, but the difference between us and them is that we are holy; our judiciary is holy and our regime is holy; and no sanctity happens except for the connection with the Sacred.”

In describing the conditions for sanctity he stated: “The first condition is that our structure and mechanism be sacrosanct, that is, be connected to Divine Revelation [as revealed to the Prophet Mohammed in the Koran]. The second condition of sanctity consists of the do’s and don’ts governing the regime and various layers of society. In other words, God’s governance of the judiciary, the defense, and the rest, renders the regime holy. A [legal] decision that is contrary to Shari’a has no validity.”

The Prosecutor General continued: “The third condition of sanctity is the actions of the actors, which must be for God and must be sacred.”

He added: “The truth is that people consider our judicial [system] to be that of Amir al-Mo’menin [Ali, the Shi’a religion’s first Imam and considered rightful heir to the Prophet], and their expectation of a judge’s pen is [to be] Amir al_Mo’menin’s pen, and [that justice be] justice in Amir al-Mo’menin’s balance.”

Stating that sanctity must be protected from threats, Ra’isi added: “This sanctity and holiness is being threatened, such as blaspheming the Soul of existence, the Holy Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him). Their threat was made because they wanted to assess the sensitivities [of the believers] and see whether they could breach that sanctity.”

He emphasized: “There are various threats out there that want to annihilate this sanctity; defenders must ensure that this sacredness is not damaged. The prosecutor plays an important role in identifying [the threats], and in making sure that action [in facing and combating the threats] is taken in a timely and appropriate manner.”

The Prosecutor General said: “We must not allow corruption to infiltrate anywhere in the country.”

Pointing to the conditions in Khuzestan Province, he said: “Khuzestan Province has priority in terms of manpower, whether administrative or judicial. We will follow up to make sure that judges are allocated to Khuzestan, and that those judges who have been in Khuzestan for many years and wish to transfer elsewhere, have the possibility to do so.”

He added: “The satisfaction and trust that [the regime’s] authorities and higher ups place in Khuzestan is a great asset and is indicative of their efforts, sincerity, and determination.”

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