TEHRAN (Iran News) – The farewell ceremony of the Judiciary Chief Hojjatoleslam Seyed Ebrahim Raeisi and the introduction of new chief Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei was held yesterday.
A number of senior Iranian officials, including Majlis Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, First Vice President Jahangiri, and Tehran’s mayor Hanachi attended the ceremony.
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei appointed Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei as the new head of the Iranian Judiciary on Thursday.
At Leader’s decree, Mohseni-Ejei will replace Raisi who won the June 18 presidential elections and is now Iran’s President-elect.
President-elect Raisi wrote a letter to the Leader last week calling on him to appoint a new head to the Judiciary amid his busy schedule of selecting cabinet members.
Addressing to the introduction ceremony, Mohseni-Ejei called the implementation of the Transformation Document as the axis and main criterion of Iran’s judicial system.
He added, “The axis of the judiciary is the implementation of the Transformation Document and this period is the period of transformation and excellence and we should have long and leaps and bounds with the unity and integrity of all officials, cooperation of the three branches of the government, military and law enforcement forces.”
He also appreciated the Supreme Leader for trusting and electing him as the chief of the Judiciary.
He expressed readiness to pursue this serious responsibility with “strength and power in order to serve the system and the people and values.”
Mohseni-Ejei noted, “Promotion of justice in all areas, more decisive and non-discriminatory fight against corruption in all areas, development of technology to serve people better and cheaper and in some cases even free of charge for them, maximum use of the popular capacity for the prevention of crime, the reduction of judicial cases and violations in the judiciary branches, peace, and reconciliation, and the establishment of a mechanism for the expansion of legitimate freedoms is the most targets of the Judiciary Branch.”
Referring to the expansion of legitimate freedoms, he added: “In the constitution and in the Leader’s communiqué, the issue of expanding legitimate freedoms is mentioned, and this issue requires a mechanism so that we can defend legitimate freedoms more than before, because if these freedoms are expanded and as the restrictions defined by Islam, many illegal acts are prevented.”
Meanwhile former Judiciary Chief and President-Elect Raisi said that Mohseni-Ejei has a Revolutionary spirit and is always committed to Revolutionary principles.
He went on to say, “I have been working closely with Mr. Mohseni-Ejei for 36 years. He is a competent judge and is very familiar with the judiciary.”
The president-elect described Mohseni-Ejei as having a Revolutionary spirit, noting: “He has not been changed over time and he is always committed to Revolutionary principles.”
He added: “Despite the Corona conditions, we tried our best day and night and our colleagues presented a report that caused the Leader of the Islamic Revolution to comment on June 28 this year. This is an honorary document for the judiciary and our dear colleagues. I am sure that with the management of Mohseni-Ejei and the good colleagues we have in the judiciary, great strides will be made.”
Raisi stated, “If there is a success in the judiciary today, it is related to each and every colleagues. It is related to all their efforts made in the judiciary.”
Referring to the characteristics of Mohseni -Ejei, the president-elect said: “He is now the judiciary Chief, but he has played a role in many developments before.”