Shamkhani:

'Presumption of innocence, mercy' cornerstones of Iran judiciary

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TEHRAN, Dec. 16 (MNA) – Ali Shamkhani in a session reviewing the manifestation of human rights in Iran's penal code called the presumption of innocence and mercy as the two cornerstones of Iran’s judicial system.

The Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran, Ali Shamkhani, attended the Special Meeting on the Manifestation of Human Right Standards in Iran's Penal Code on Saturday where he stated “the presumption of innocence and mercy, in accordance with the teachings of Islam, are the two cornerstones of Iran’s judicial system.”

Shamkhani stressed the necessity of giving special attention to human rights and added “although world powers attempt to challenge the Islamic Republic of Iran through adopting biased policies under the pretext of human rights, we must pay continuous attention to this issue and overcome potential weaknesses.”

Ali Shamkhani highlighted the significance of defining humanitarian and legal capacities in Iran, adding “we shouldn’t allow judicial issues to pose problems for our national security. It is upon us to attempt to become the forerunner of Islamic human rights in the world.”

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