Ebrahim Raisi, Member of “Death Committee” in Tehran becomes the Judiciary Chief
Last Name: Raisi
Ebrahim Raisi who was involved in extra-judicial killings of political prisoners in the late 1980s in Iran has been appointed as the Judiciary Chief, replacing Sadeq Amoli Larijani.
The head of the Judiciary is appointed directly by the Supreme Leader for a five-year term, which can be renewed.
Raisi has had a long tenure himself as a judge and that is when he was involved in decisions related to the mass murder of political opponents in prisons in 1988.
Raisi was a member of Khomeini’s ‘Death Committee’ in Tehran at that time that sent tens of thousands of political prisoners to the gallows for refusing to denounce their political affiliation.
The Death Committees were formed based on a fatwa by Khomeini calling for the elimination of all political prisoners who continued to support the opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran
CURRENT POSITION: the Judiciary Chief, replacing Sadeq Amoli Larijani.
POSITION IN 1988: Deputy to the Tehran Prosecutor and influential member of “Death Committee” in Tehran
On 6 April 2017, Raisi announced his official nomination for the upcoming presidential election
1. Raisi was one of the most influential members of the “Death Committee” in Tehran and along with its other members was responsible for the execution of at least 10,000 political prisoners in Tehran
1- As the president of Tehran Revolutionary Court for political groups, Raissi has been involved in the arrest, torture, and execution of members and supporters of political groups especially the MEK/PMOI.
2– Being the chairman of Astan Quds Razavi, a wealthy and powerful foundation affiliated with the mullahs regime, Raissi is responsible for misusing the wealth of the Iranian people for malign activities of this regime.
Many individuals who were in prison during the massacre and closely witnessed Raisi’s role are ready to serve as witnesses and testify in an international court. Similarly, many former members of the Intelligence Ministry and former employees of Evin prison are ready to serve as eyewitnesses and testify in an international court.