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Encyclopedia > Islamic Revolutionary Court

Islamic Revolutionary Court[1] is a special court in the Islamic Republic of Iran designed to eliminate those suspected of wanting to overthrow the Islamic regime. This revolutionary court[2] started its work after the 1979 Islamic Revolution and remains in place as of 2006. Protestors take to the street in support of Ayatollah Khomeini. ...



According to the government site, the Court's jurisdictions are as follows,[3]

  1. All of the offenses against the internal and external security of the Country, combating and behaving in a corruptly manner on the earth.
  2. Uttering slander against the Founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Honorable Leader.
  3. Conspiracy against the Islamic Republic of Iran or carrying arms[4], use of terrorism, destruction of building against the Islamic Republic.
  4. Engaging in espionage for aliens.
  5. All crimes involving smugglings and narcotic items.
  6. The cases pertinent to Article 49[5] of the Constitution.

It also tries non-clerical government employees who do no necessarily advocate an armed revolution.[6] It holds kangaroo trials that are not public, though sometimes certain information becomes disclosed at the discretion of the government. There is no jury, and a single judge decide the matter at hand. This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Musavi Khomeini ( ) (Persian: روح الله موسوی خمینی Arabic: روح الله الموسوي الخميني) (May 17, 1900[1] – June 3, 1989) was a Shi`i Muslim cleric and marja, and the political leader of the 1979 Islamic Revolution of Iran which saw the overthrow of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran. ... Ayatollah Ali Khamenei Grand Âyatollâh   (Persian: آیت‌الله سید علی حسینی خامنه‌ای) (Also known as : Seyyed Ali Khamenei) born April 18, 1939, is the current Supreme Leader of Iran and was the president of Iran from 1981 to 1989. ... Espionage is the practice of obtaining information about an organization or a society that is considered secret or confidential (spying) without the permission of the holder of the information. ... A kangaroo court (also known as a kangaroo trial or a Drumhead trial) is a sham legal proceeding or court. ...

References and notes

  1. ^ http://www.house.gov/pitts/initiatives/humanrights/prisoners/bahaii2iran.htm
  2. ^ https://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/ir.html
  3. ^ http://www.iranjudiciary.org/courts-revolutionarycourts-en.html
  4. ^ This is because no one that is not affiliated with the government is allowed to bear arms. This Court takes care of private arms-bearers.
  5. ^ Article 49 [Confiscation] of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran
  6. ^ Iranian Cartoonist will be Tried in the Islamic Revolutionary Court

See also

Special Clerical Court, or Special Court for Clerics (Persian: دادگاه ویژه روحانیت) is an Iranian court for trying Muslim clerics. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...

External links

  • Human Rights Watch Condemns Killing Of Iranian Civilians June 3, 1998



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