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Appointment of HIWM Mohseni-Eje'i as the Chief justice of Iran

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution has appointed a new Chief Justice

Appointment of Hujjat al-Islam wal-muslimin Mohseni-Eje'i as the Chief justice by the decree of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution;

He emphasised paying more attention to the judiciary's institutions to be constitutional and implementing the existing transformation plan.

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution has appointed Hujjat al-Islam wal-muslimin Mohseni-Eje'i as the chief justice of Iran.

In his appointment letter, Ayatollah Khamenei emphasised paying serious attention to the judiciary's institutions to be constitutional, as well as continuing the transformational approach, and he has expressed his expectations from the newly appointed chief justice as; implementing the existing transformation plan, "Utilising new technologies in the judiciary", "appointing efficient and heard working forces in their given tasks", "honouring" the honest judges and at the same time dealing decisively with violations" and "getting in touch with the people".

The  appointment letter of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution is as follows:

In the name of Allah the most beneficent, the Merciful

Dear Hujjat al-Islam wal-muslimin, Mr Haj Sheikh Gholam Hossein Mohseni-Eje'i (May God continue His Support),

Now, As you know, Mr Ra'isi has elected as the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, by the honourable public votes, with load of thanks for his valuable services during his judicial tenure and the tremendous record that he left in establishing Everlast actions. Knowing you as a man of practical experiences, deep knowledge and brilliant background in the judiciary, and based on the article one hundred and fifty-seven of the constitution,  I appoint you as the new Chief Justice of Iran.

My expectations are, firstly: Paying severe attention to acting upon the fundamental missions of the judiciary according to the constitution; That is, the promotion of justice, the restoration of public rights, the provision of legitimate freedom, the oversight of the proper implementation of laws, the prevention of crime, and the constant fight against corruption;

Secondly: Continuation of the transformation approach and implementation of the existing transformation plan with extra care,

Thirdly: The use of newly developed technologies and the assurance of easy and free access to judicial services for the public.

Fourthly: Appointing efficient, hard-working, virtuous and competent forces in responsibilities and training qualified managers for the upper and middle levels of the judiciary administration.

Fifthly: To respect the services of chaste judges, preserve their dignity, and deal decisively with the few offenders.

And Sixthly:  Getting closed to the people and Being amongst them, which has many blessings.

I ask God Almighty for the success of you and your colleagues, and I hope that your services will please God as well as the people. By His strength and His power.

And peace be upon you and mercy of God be upon you

Seyed Ali Khamenei, 1st of July 2021

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