Iran vice-president summoned to court over anti-execution remarks

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Iranian regime's vice president for women and family affairs has been summoned to court
Iranian regime's vice president for women and family affairs has been summoned to court

Azer News
Sunday, 10 April 2016

An Iranian court has issued a legal order requiring Shahindokht Molaverdi, Iran's vice-president for women and family affairs, to attend a trial session, an Iranian judiciary official said.

Iran's Judiciary spokesman, Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei, has said that the officials of Sistan-Baluchestan Province have filed a lawsuit in court against Shahindokht Molaverdi, ILNA news agency reported.

Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei further added that the vice president has been officially summoned to a court in Tehran Province.

The spokesperson did not provide further details about the trial session and allegations against the vice-president.

Back in February, Shahindokht Molaverdi expressed her concerns over the high number of execution in the south-eastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan suggesting the entire male population of a village in the province has been hanged due to involvement in drug-related crimes.

The provincial officials protested the remarks made by the vice-president describing them as baseless.

Despite the efforts made by Iranian law enforcement forces to stop it, drug trafficking still remains as a serious issue in the country.

An Iranian anti-drugs official earlier said that drug abuse annually inflicts a damage of 450 trillion rials (about $14.9 billion) to Iran's economy.

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