TEHRAN (ISNA) - Sadeq Larijani took responsibility for leading Iran Judiciary after an official inauguration on Monday. Replacing Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, Larijani is to serve in Iran's judicial system for 5 years.
New judiciary chief vows no leniency toward lawbreakers
Newly-appointed Judiciary Chief
Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani vowed on Monday not to show any leniency
toward lawbreakers and anybody who violates civil rights, according
to Mehr News Agency.
A number of high-ranking Iranian officials including President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Expediency Council Head Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, Guardian Council Secretary Ahmad Jannati and Supreme National Security Council Secretary Saeed Jalili as well as some ministers and parliament members have attended the ceremony.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei selects Judiciary Head every five years. Shahroudi served in Iran's judicial system for ten years.
Larijani was a member of the Guardian Council that supervises the elections and parliament legislations. He was also a member of the powerful Assembly of Experts of the Leadership for two terms.
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