Internal Report on the Violations of Procedure and Due Process by Iranian judges
June 27, 2016
In June 2016, on the occasion of the week of Judiciary in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation released the English translation of a report published in August 2014 by the Judges Disciplinaty Prosecutor, Ahmad Shafi'i. This startlingly candid internal report lists shocking violations of procedures and due process by Iranian judges, and paints a picture of arbitrary and unqualified judiciary. The picture is even more disturbing when one remembers that these judges hold extraordinary power to punish and execute Iranian citizens with impunity.
Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation
Circular Concerning “The Main Prevalent and Widespread Violations [Existing] across the Country’s Judicial Districts”…
Published in Dadnameh Website (Dadnameh.net)
In the Name of God
Date: August 3, 2014
Honorable Head of the Judiciary, … Province
Judges’ Disciplinary Prosecutor
A copy of the above Circular was printed and sent separately to all heads of judiciary (31 provinces).
Judges’ Disciplinary Prosecutor’s Office Chief Administrator
Honorable Judges’ Disciplinary Prosecutor
The above is therefore submitted so that it may be put at the disposal of the country’s judicial districts and of our honorable judicial colleagues, to observe [and comply with] the same in order to prevent possible violations from occurring.
Judges’ Disciplinary Prosecutor’s Office, Assistant Prosecutor