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[Newspaper:] Kayhan

[Date:] Wednesday, 22 Mordad 1359 [13 August 1980] - 2 Shawwal 1400

[Issue No.:] 11067

[Page:] 2


The Ministry of Justice commenced its five-day judicial seminar with the message of Ayatollah Dr. Beheshti. 

The five-day seminar of the managers, the courts’ public prosecutors and Revolutionary Magistrate Offices throughout the country commenced its agenda with an hour-long speech by Ayatollah Dr. Beheshti at the gathering hall of the Ministry of Justice.

This seminar will follow its programme with the presence of the members of the Supreme Judicial Council, will discuss and investigate matters related to the country’s current cases from the legal and judicial points of view, and will discuss the duties of the Revolutionary Courts…

…The seminar will also discuss various other issues such as:

The circumstances, the responsibilities, the powers and scope [of the Revolutionary Courts], and also their relationship with the courts, the Magistrate and Revolutionary Courts, and the special courts and judges of the Sharia Courts, etc. …

... The Baha’is and the moneylenders…