Iran: Zoroastrian Yazd City Council member suspended from further activities
On September 4, the 45th Branch of the Court of Administrative Justice issued a decree to suspend and prevent the activities of Sepenta Niknam, the Zoroastrian member of the Yazd City Council, stating that the interim order was definitive, according to the state-run IRNA news agency report on September 21, 2017.
“The Yazd Governorate, because of it legal duty, has been following various legal proceedings regarding the case of this member of the Yazd City Council”, Mohammad Ali Talebi, the Political Assistant of the Yazd Governorate, said.
“Following a complaint filed with the Office of Administrative Justice, the legal response was submitted to the Court, which is awaiting consideration of this response and the Court’s opinion on this matter”, he added.
The Islamic Council of Yazd has 11 main members and seven permanent members, and Sepenta Niknam is a member of the 4th Council and current member of the Yazd City Council.