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Mostafa Pourmohammadi, Member of the “death committee” in Tehran

Mostafa Pourmohammadi, Member of the “death committee” in Tehran
Name: Mostafa
Family Name: Pourmohammadi
POSITION IN 1988: Deputy Minister of Intelligence and member of the “death committee” in Tehran
CURRENT POSITION: National Security Advisor to the Supreme Leader
CHARGES RELATED TO THE MASSACRE OF POLITICAL PRISONERS IN IRAN IN 1988:
1. Representative of the Ministry of Intelligence in the central “death committee “in Tehran
2. The principal figure behind the execution of at least 10,000 political prisoners in the massacre
OTHER CHARGES:
1. For 13 years, he consistently held high positions in the Ministry of Intelligence .From 1989 through 1997, he was Deputy Minister of Intelligence under Fallahian .During this period, Pourmohammadi played a direct role in the arrest, torture and murder of thousands of political prisoners. And he was a member of the so-called “death committee”, deciding on the fate of life and death of political prisoners.
2. He was one of the key masterminds of a chain of political assassinations in and outside Iran.
3. Pourmohammadi played an instrumental role in dozens of murders involving dissidents and intellectuals in Iran throughout the 1990s. Among the victims was his own cousin, Mrs. Ashraf-os-Sadat Borghei, who was killed at her home in Qom in March 1996.
Emadoddin Baghi, a journalist who was later jailed for his revelations, wrote in Fat’h newspaper on January 29, 2000: “The murderers of Mrs. Borghei put the house on fire to make it look like a fire and conceal their crime.
Deputy Intelligence Minister Mostafa Pourmohammadi, who was the cousin of Mrs. Borghei, was at a house near the scene of the crime, together with Intelligence Minister Ali Fallahian.” Baghi later revealed a letter from Borghei’s husband in which he accused Pourmohammadi of killing his wife. Mrs. Borghei was working for the Intelligence Ministry.
Also He was the Minister of Justice in Hassan Rouhani cabinet and from 2005 to 2008 was the Minister of Interior in the first cabinet of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.