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Photos: Inauguration ceremony of Iran's Judiciary Chief

Photos by Hamid Forootan, ISNA

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.

"Nobody should dare to make a ruling against the law or violate civil rights, and such persons (violators) should be aware that sooner or later they will be brought to justice, and in this important position I will not show leniency toward any of them," he stated on the sidelines of a ceremony held to welcome him to the new post.

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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