Monday, October 22, 2012

Ahmadinejad Accuses Judiciary of Unconstitutional Conduct

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today accused Iran’s Judiciary, under the control of the country’s supreme leader, of unconstitutional conduct for barring him from a visit to Tehran’s Evin prison where one top aide is jailed.

Ali Akbar Javanfekr, Ahmadinejad's press adviser and head of the state news agency IRNA, was sent to Evin in September to serve a six-month sentence for publishing an article deemed offensive to public decency and for insulting Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

In a letter to judiciary chief Sadeq Larijani, Ahmadinejad said the ruling against Javanfekr was “unjust,” adding he wanted to visit Evin to report to the country on how “the nation's rights are being preserved.”

“I have to remind you that in the constitution, there is nothing that requires asking permission or agreement of the judiciary when it comes to exercising the president's legal duties,” Ahmadinejad wrote. (ISNA, 22 October)

“When you easily accuse the president, who is the nation's representative ... Can one imagine judicial security for normal citizens who have no particular support except from God?” Ahmadinejad added.

The judiciary had rejected the request on Sunday, saying it was not in Iran's best interests as it faces an economic crisis.

“We must pay attention to major issues,” said Prosecutor General Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei. “If we have in mind the best interests of the nation, a (prison) visit in these circumstances is not appropriate.” (Mehr News Agency, 21 October)


Anonymous said...

Can you believe this a**hole? He destroys access to the international economy with his mouth, and now he's trying to distract people by accusing Khamenei of improperly imprisoning his propogandist!!!

Please shut up!!!

Anonymous said...

Even if Mr. Ahmadinejad has reasonable causes for the visit, it would mean that he, as a head of the governent, symphatizes openly with somebody who was sentenced for offending the Islamic doctrine and the Supreme Leader.

At times, He has to compromise his courage for the common good.

In the West there are laws which prohibit hijabs, and there is no big problem with that.


Anonymous said...

Dyssie- that's an horrifically awful bit of apologia. truly the comment of a toady.

allow me to point out that the offense for which the man is imprisoned is contrary to the interests of justice and therefore perfectly in accord with the current laws and practices of the dictatorship of Iran.

perhaps someday when one of your relatives is imprisoned for sorcery or homosexuality or simply as a good old enemy of God, you'll say "Mommy, I won't visit you" but you surely won't have to "compromise your courage" to say that.