Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Iran Judiciary Chief Denies Ahmadinejad's Request to Visit Evin Prison

Iran’s Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani today said President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad does not understand his constitutional powers. Ahmadinejad has been pressuring the Judiciary to allow him to visit Evin, the country’s main prison. On Monday, Ahmadinejad accused the judiciary of “unconstitutional” behavior for its refusal to permit a sitting president to visit Evin prison. Sadeq Larijani fired back that Ahmadinejad will not be allowed to visit Evin without his permission. (ISNA, 24 October)

Evin is a notorious prison noted for its political prisoners’ wing. Ahmadinejad’s press adviser and head of the state news agency IRNA, Ali Akbar Javanfekr, is being held in Evin on charges of offending public decency and insulting the supreme leader. Ahmadinejad wanted to visit Javanfekr during the tour of Evin.


Anonymous said...

Ahmedinejad is such a disgraceful opportunist. This is all contrived to distract from his disastrous and big mouthed foreign policy, which caused a currency crisis.

Anonymous said...

I agree.

it is all contrived.

the hardliners threw Ahmadinejad's advisers into jail to distract from iran's disastrous foreign policies.

BTW, Anon 1:38, it's not Ahmadinejad who handles foreign policy for Iran. not part of his job's duties.