London: Iran’s former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called on Iranians critical of their country’s justice system to record their complaints and file them with his office.
Iran’s former president aims to show that Iran’s justice system headed by Sadeq Larijani is not independent, and is mostly politically motivated.
The former president is seeking the removal of Sadeq Larijani, the Chief Justice of Iran, whom he accuses of legal and political manipulation against his followers.
Ahmadinejad earlier demanded the release of his former aide, Hamid Baghaei, who was jailed for corruption and embezzlement of state funds worth more than $5 million, and he pledged in front of his supporters that he will work to unseat Sadek Larijani as the Iranian legal system has failed the plaintiff and does not protect human rights in the country.
Hamid Baghaei is alleged to have diverted funds dedicated to spreading the Al-Quds Brigade’s influence in African countries. Ahmadinejad insists Baghaei is innocent and has called for the trial of Al-Quds Brigade chief Qassem Suleimani for misuse of the funds.
Ahmadinejad’s lashing out at his country’s justice system is part of what many Iranians see as power struggle in the ultra conservative branch of government and the monopoly on the judiciary and legislative bodies by the Larijani brothers, Ali the parliament speaker and Sadeq the chief Justice.