Testimony is one of the important evidence in substantiation of claims. However, in some cases, it faces different challenges due to the lack of credibility of people who appears in court, and they do not have the status of witnesses according to Iran’s Civil Code.
To preserve the credibility of the testimony of witnesses, the head of the judiciary issued a circular to protect them and to validate the testimony of witnesses in the judiciary. This circular is also released to prevent the deviation of investigations and trials by false witnesses and perjury.
According to the new circular, the parties to the case have to take the following measures:
- The judiciary shall arrange the possibility of registering the details of the witness’s information in the judicial system (SAMP).
- The judges of the courts and tribunals shall ascertainment of witnesses in the mentioned system and check their background.
- In case of discovery perjury and collusion during the investigation, the necessary actions should be taken immediately, to prosecute the perpetrators.
- The respective judicial sectors should take appropriate measures to identify and introduce persons who are professionally present around the judicial units and, in return, for obtaining property or privileges, to make false evidence in judicial authorities.
By the verdict of the General Board of the Administrative Justice Court of Iran, legal entities are required to obtain a license from the Bar Association or the Judicial Advisory Center for Legal Affairs from now on if the wish to engage in providing legal services.
According to the former circular of director-general of Company Registration Office, there was no need for legal entities to obtain a license from mentioned institution. This circular was misused for the registration of legal entities without the presence of an attorney or a legal counsel paves the way for the involvement of non-specialized persons and will bring harm to the public.
The legal basis for this verdict is to protect people’s rights and to exercise their rights to be consulted by persons who are specialized in this matter.
Indian government sources have said that New Delhi has recently allowed investment in Indian rupees in Iran, the Again Age reported on Friday.
The announcement was made simultaneous with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani beginning his visit to India from Hyderabad on Thursday.
Sources said this will not violate U.S. sanctions on Iran since transaction will not be in U.S. dollars. The Indian move will hugely help the Iranian economy as it will draw in more Indian investment into Iran.
If an Indian businessman wants to invest a certain amount in rupees in the bona fide concerned Iranian account in one of the Indian banks and the equivalent amount of Iranian rials will then be deposited in the venture in Iran, sources said.
India’s contribution to the development of Iran’s Farzad B gas field in the Persian Gulf and its operation of Chabahar Port in southeast of Iran are among the issues to be discussed between President Rouhani and Prime Minister Narenda Modi on Saturday during delegation-level talks.