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The Judiciary of the Islamic Republic of Iran

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Dated: 136----- [1980’s]

Judgement: 137

Date of proceeding: 8 Esfand 1368 [27 February 1990]

Administered by: Branch 34 of the Supreme Court of Justice

File Reference Number: 2793-34/20

Branch Council: Court Advisor: Mr. Ansari

Deputy: Fazel

 

Case Brief: 1- Faramarz, 2- Sirous, 3- Daryoush, 4- Bahram, 5- Mehrangiz

All carry the last name of Iraninejad, children of Qahraman, and are accused of being members of Zionist Baha’i sect, desertion of the country and transfer of funds [out of the country]. Branch No. 8 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court issued judgement for the expropriation of the remaining properties of the named accused in absentia. The High Court, in its order number 3141/A – 7 Aban 1363 [29 October 1984], did not uphold the judgement, citing insufficient evidence.

The said court did not change its ruling and Branch 10 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court of Tehran subsequently investigated the case. This court issued judgement for the expropriation of properties of accused numbers 3 and 4 while acquitting others. The Chief Enforcement Officer objected to this judgement and appealed for revision of judgement of the acquitted.

The High Court, in its order number 649/A – 18 Shahrivar 1368 [9 September 1989], upheld the judgement against accused numbers 3 and 4, conditional upon obtaining established proof of their activities abroad against Islam and the Islamic Republic.

Regarding accused number 1’s claim of two shares of the Iran-Sweden Company, the court gave instructions to act according to the law and the judicial procedures. In its judgement, on page 316, the said Court upheld the order regarding accused number 1, and referring to accused numbers 2 and 5, the Court transferred the case to the Supreme Court of Justice. The case was subsequently transferred to Branch number 34 of the Supreme Court of Justice for review.

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The Judiciary of Islamic Republic of Iran

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Dated: 136----- [1980’s]

Judgement: 137

Date of proceeding:  8 Esfand 1368 [27 February 1990]

File Reference Number: 2793-34/20

The Branch Council met at the above-mentioned date and after reviewing the report by Mr. Ansari, the [senior] member and the file documents, [illegible] issued the following order:

 

In the Name of God,

Since Article 37 of the Constitution [requires] the “presumption of innocence”, and no one is regarded by law to be [declared] guilty unless his guilt is proven in a competent court, and since the issued order (acquitting the accused) also cites lack of sufficient evidence, and the arguments listed in the chief enforcement officer’s objection, dated 18 Aban 1367 [9 November 1988], is based on presumption and circumstantial evidence, and since sufficient proof for reaching a conclusive decision has not been provided, based on the corroborating evidence of the order, reflected in the judgement, the request for appeal is not granted and according to Section B, Article 10 of the law, the case is submitted to the relevant body for enforcement.

Court Advisor: Reza Ansari

Deputy: Morteza Fazel

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