Gov't spokesman: Iran president concerned about some judicial acts

Tehran, Feb 13, IRNA – Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, as the executor of the country's Constitution, has concerns about certain judicial acts, according to Government Spokesman Mohammad-Baqer Nobakht.

Nobakht made the remarks during his weekly press conference on Tuesday when asked about the case of Kavous Seyed-Emami, sociology professor at Iran's Imam Sadegh University, who lost his life while in custody.

The judiciary is expected to safeguard the inmate in its hands, Nobakht said.

He said that regardless of the possibility of misinterpretations by the enemies, 'we have to feel legally duty-bound to safeguard an inmate when he is being held'.

If a fault has occurred, the Judiciary has to investigate into it, the official said, adding that regardless of the possibility of misinterpretations by the enemies, the life of the inmate is legally protected.

The president is following up the case, Nobakht said.

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