IRAN TO EXPEDITE EXECUTION SENTENCES
March 16, 2011: Radio Zamaneh reported the head of Iranâ€™s Supreme Court had announced that confirmed execution sentences issued by the penal court would be processed by the Supreme Court in less than 10 days.
â€śAccording to an order issued by the head of the judiciary, the Supreme Court is obligated to expedite the files of evil individuals and criminals that have disrupted the security and peace of the people,â€ť Ayatollah Ahmad Mohseni Gorkani said.
He added: â€śProcessing these files after a few months, does not produce any effect in society, and the sentence can only be effective when it is processed with speed.â€ť
He claimed the process can easily be expedited and â€śonly one or a few hours will be given for the defence of these criminals because the crimes of dangerous offenders are very clear.â€ť
Earlier, the head of the Iranian judiciary, Ayatollah Amoli Larijani, had said that the judiciary will expedite the files of â€śdangerous offenders.â€ť (Sources: radiozamaneh.com, 16/03/2011)