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Publish Date : 02 December 2019 - 22:47  ,  
News ID: 6485

Judiciary Chief Vows Support for Riot Victims

TEHRAN(Basirat): Iran's Judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi said here Monday those who suffered human or material losses during the recent foreign-backed riots need to be compensated.
Judiciary Chief Vows Support for Riot Victims
Raeisi said the suffering could not be condoned "under any circumstances,” adding from the legal perspective, the injured parties certainly have a right to claim damages.
He urged that the country’s authorities, especially the government, diligently pursue reparation of damages suffered by natural and legal entities during the violence.
The Judiciary, Raisi added, will do its share to ensure that due legal processes take their course in order to restore the rights of citizens. "Those who suffered should know that they will be supported by law.”
Several Iranian cities recently witnessed protests prompted by a government decision to increase gasoline prices.
The protests were initially peaceful but became violent after riotous elements took advantage of the situation to wreak havoc, destroying public property, setting banks and gas stations ablaze and attacking police and security forces.
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has said more than 100 protest ringleaders have been rounded up so far.
Last Friday, Judiciary spokesman Gholam-Hussein Esmaili said a number of those detained were tied to U.S.-backed terrorist Mujahedin Khalq Organization (MKO), royalists and separatists.
On Wednesday, the director of the counter-espionage department of the Iranian Intelligence Ministry said security forces had arrested eight people linked to the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) during the recent riots.
Raisi said a number of anarchists and riotous elements had been handed over to judiciary institutions. "The people will soon be notified about the due processes" undertaken regarding the detainees, he added.
The Judiciary chief said the rioters who acted on directives from foreign handlers would also be dealt with.
"People should know that what is required by justice will be executed and any criminal activities will be dealt with.”
Deputy commander of the IRGC Sarallah Base's Baqer Sadat-Husseini said Monday anti-revolutionary forces were on the lookout for every opportunity to target the Islamic Revolution.
"They are trying to achieve their specific goals, which are overthrowing Iran’s Islamic establishment and creating insecurity and instability in the country under the guise of popular demands,” he said.
However, the Iranian nation has invariably frustrated the enemies through its presence and effectively supported the establishment throughout the 40 years since the Revolution, Sadat-Husseini added.
Source: Kayhan