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Lawyer Sees No Chance for Passage of A Comprehensive Political Crimes Bill


August 23, 2004 - Since the Majles and the judiciary are now aligned on the same direction, the passage of a comprehensive bill on political crimes is unlikely, Tehran-based lawyer Mohammad-Hossein Aghasi tells Radio Farda’s broadcaster Farin Asemi. The Guardians Council rejected a bill drafted and approved by the previous, reformist session of the Majles. “The lawyers and popular forces have a concept about political crimes, which distinguishes from ordinary crimes actions taken for the noble purpose of promoting an idea or gaining certain freedoms,” he adds. “But we saw that the Guardians Council repeatedly rejected Majles attempts to define political crime.” Meanwhile, justice minister said yesterday that it was the judiciary’s job to define political crimes, reiterating the conservative MPs, who in a provision of the fourth five-year economic development plan directed the judiciary to draft a bill on political crimes.
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