[Translator’s notes appear in square brackets]

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Court of Administrative Justice          


In the Name of God


Do not follow your own desires, lest you deviate[1]


Court Decision


Date of review:  21/12/1386 [11March 2008], Case reference:  621/1/86, Decision Number:  2925


Investigating Authority:  Branch 1 of the Court of Administrative Justice


Appellant:  Anis Safajou, son of Shahram.  Residential address [redacted]


Respondent:  1. Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, 2. Irshad Private and Non-Profit University (Damavand)


Nature of Claim:  Appeal against expulsion


Procedural synopsis:  The appellant has submitted an appeal to the Court of Administrative Justice against the defendants and sought [to be re-enrolled at the above-named University].  Upon filing the appeal under ref. 26306-12/5/86 [03/08/07], it was forwarded to this branch to be reviewed.  After reviewing the content of the file, the undersigned concluded the hearing in a special session, and rendered the decision noted hereunder.



Court Decision


With regard to the claim made by the appellant concerning his expulsion from university for the reason of not being a member of one of the country’s officially recognised religions—to which the plaintiff has admitted—and, furthermore, with reference to a provision of the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution, considering that the appellant failed to convincingly challenge the respondent’s decision and prove it contrary to the [pertinent] rules and regulations, the appeal against the afore-mentioned Ministry has no merit and the request for adjudication is therefore dismissed.  As to the appeal against Irshad private and non-profit University, considering that this institution is not a governmental institution as defined in Article 13 of the Administrative Justice Tribunal Act, nor is it included in the list of non-governmental public organizations, the Court of Administrative Justice has no jurisdiction to review the appeal and consequently the  dismisses it.  In light of the appendix to Article 7 of the Administrative Justice Act, ratified in [13]85 [2006], this decision is final and binding.


Prosecutor:  Branch 1 of the Court of Administrative Justice                          Rezaie

Council:  Branch 1 of the Court of Administrative Justice                   Qavami

Council:  Branch 1 of the Court of Administrative Justice                   Molabaygi


[Signature – 28/2/87 (17 May 2008)]


[Stamp – certified and true copy – Secretariat of Branch 1, Court of Administrative Justice]







[1] [Quran 4:135]