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 Mohammad Mohammadi Rayshahri, Minister of Intelligence in 1988

 Mohammad Mohammadi Rayshahri
POSITION IN 1988: Minister of Intelligence
CURRENT POSITION: Representative of Supreme Leader Khamenei
OTHER POSITIONS:
Judge of the Special Court for the Clergy; judge in the Revolutionary Tribunal ;President of the Military Tribunals; founder of the Ministry of Intelligence.
CHARGES RELATED TO THE MASSACRE OF POLITICAL PRISONERS IN 1988:
1. Appointment of the death committees, each consisting of three members, in Tehran and the provinces. These committees interviewed all prisoners and decided who should be executed. Montazeri reveals that the committees were under the control of the Intelligence Ministry representatives, who insisted on the highest number of executions.
2. Rayshahri headed an oversight committee in Evin Prison. On the first day of the massacre, this committee drew up details for the execution of more than 10,000 political prisoners in Tehran on Khomeini’s orders. Other members were Raissi, Nayyeri, Mortazavi, Mohseni-Ezhei, Mobasheri and Pourmohammadi.
3. The arbitrary detention of thousands of former political prisoners and young supporters of the Mojahedin and the re-arrest of thousands of released political prisoners. His ministry organized the execution by firing squads of these victims along with political prisoners.
OTHER CHARGES:
1. Ordering the execution of dozens of people during the years 1979 through 1981 as a roving Revolutionary Judge in Gachsaran, Dezful, Behbahan, Khorramabad and Borujerd.
2. Purges” of thousands of dissident military personnel as the chief judge and prosecutor of Military Tribunals from 1980 through 1984. He personally ordered the execution of several hundred servicemen during this period.
3. Detention of many dissident clergymen and the execution of several of them.
4. As the founder of the Intelligence Ministry, he was responsible for institutionalizing torture, kidnapping, murder, sexual assault on women detainees and an endless list of crimes committed by the Intelligence Ministry agents under his command.
REMARKS:
Several former personnel of the Ministry of Intelligence and Evin Prison are ready to give eyewitness testimony about Rayshahri’s crimes against humanity in any trial.