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Iranian Cleric Urges Judiciary's Legal Move against Anti-Muslim Oppressions

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TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Tehran’s Provisional Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Kazem Seddiqi highlighted the plight of Muslim people in some regional countries, and urged the Iranian Judiciary to pursue the rights of the people through international legal channels.

Addressing a large gathering of worshippers in Tehran on Friday, Ayatollah Seddiqi said Yemen is under “the severest economic and military pressures” and its people are living in appalling conditions.

The Al Saud is destroying the country, the cleric said, adding that in response, the Western human rights circles have proved to be fake due to their support for oppressors and their silence on the oppressions.

He further pointed to systematic violations of human rights in the Azerbaijan Republic and said, the people of the country are not allowed to freely hold their religious practices.

Ayatollah Seddiqi further described pursuing such issues through international bodies as one of the duties of the Iranian Judiciary body headed by Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani, saying the action is among the main demands of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.

Earlier this week, Ayatollah Khamenei called on Iran’s Judiciary to legally pursue international issues and declare its stances on various subjects.

“The Judiciary should act through a legal position on issues such as sanctions, American confiscations (of Iran’s assets), terrorism, or support for the world’s oppressed characters like (Nigerian cleric) Sheikh Zakzaky or support for Muslims in Myanmar and Kashmir,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in a meeting with Judiciary officials in Tehran on Monday.

Iran’s Judiciary should decisively announce its positions in support of or opposition to those foreign issues, the Leader stressed.


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