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Law & Legal Issues, Iran


Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has appointed two new vice-presidents, Fars News Agency reported.

Shahindokht Molaverdi was appointed as vice-president for women and family affairs and Mohammad Shariatmadari as vice-president for executive affairs.

Shariatmadari served as minister of commerce from 1997 to 2005 in the cabinet of the then President Mohammad Khatami.


Iran doesn't have any official information on whereabouts of Iranian-born Briton Abbas Yazdanpanah Yazdi, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Araqchi said, Fars news agency reported.

Abbas Yazdanpanah Yazdi, 44, disappeared from his office in Dubai in June, and has been missing since.

Relatives and friends of Yazdi, say they believe he has been smuggled out of the UAE to Iran.

"We do not have any information on him," Araqchi said. "Iran even co-operated with UAE, and asked to provide some information on the case."


Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi may be released in the near future, ISNA quoted Rasoul Montajabnia, the vice president of the Etemad Melli political party as saying.

Karroubi, who has been under house arrest after he protested the results of 2009 presidential election, is the president of the Etemad Melli political party.

Some measures have been taken towards releasing Karroubi, Montajabnia said. He also added that certainly these measures will bear fruit and Karroubi will resume activity in the political party.


Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadnejad ordered his first vice president Mohammad Reza Rahimi to drop the Judiciary's suggestion regarding the Iranian Bar Association from a proposed bill.

The mentioned suggestion effectively brings the Iranian Bar Association under the control of the judiciary, removing any remaining independence afforded to the legal profession.

"We have sworn to protect the Constitution and the people's interests. The suggestion contradicts both of abovementioned," the Iranian president said in a formal letter to his vice president.


New details regarding the capturing of people who allegedly wanted to cause turmoil during the upcoming presidential elections in Iran, Fars news agency reported.

Iran's Intelligence ministry said 12 members of a spy team have been arrested. These people were involved in spying and terrorist activities earlier, according to Fars.

Some of the people in the group were also connected with the the Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO).


Bosnia has expelled two Iranian diplomats suspected of spying, including contacting a radical Muslim leader, a security ministry source said on Thursday, AFP reported.

The security ministry said that Iranian diplomats Hamzeh Doolab Ahmad and Jadidi Sohrab were declared "persona non grata" and "have left" Bosnian territory.

"As members of diplomatic personnel ... they have used their diplomatic status for activities incompatible with their diplomatic functions and the Vienna convention on diplomatic relations," the ministry said in a statement.


A principlist candidate Alireza Zakani has accused former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani of committing blunders during his time in office, Fars news agency reported.

He also predicted Rafsanjani's defeat in the upcoming presidential election.

"Rafsanjani registered for the elections under the influence of his friends and family. If he becomes president, he will regret his choice," Zakani said, adding that Rafsanjani would be making the same mistakes as he did during his years as president.


Press adviser to the Iranian President Ali Akbar Javanfekr withdrew his candidacy for the upcoming presidential election two days after registration, the Iranian news agency Mehr reported on Monday.

Following this announcement, Javanfekr called on his supporters to support the candidacy of Isfendiyar Rahim Mashaei, who is backed by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.


Iranian MP, Hojatoleslam Hamid Rezaei has been sentenced to 1,5 years in prison and also prohibited from participating in press activites, Fars news agency reported.

Rezaei, who is also the chief editor of Iranian "9 Days" weekly newspaper, was first sued by reformist politician Ghodratollah Alikhani, Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's advisor Ali Akbar Javanfekr, former education minister Mozaffar Hussain, also by the press supervisory board of Iran's ministry of culture.

The complaints were made because of a number of articles published in Rezaei's weekly newspaper.


Seven persons, who had committed armed robbery and forced rape, were hanged in Iran's southern city of Shiraz, the Mehr News Agency reported.

Four of the convicts were executed in public. They had been convicted of five bank robberies and four car robberies. The three others had robbed a jewelry shop in Shiraz and injured owner of the shop and his son.

According to the Amnesty International's report released on April 13, Iran ranks second after China in terms of number of executions in the world.