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Topic: 1988 Massacre

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  • Morteza Bakhtiari

    August 2018

    Morteza Bakhtiari

    Position during 1988 massacre: Birjand’s Prosecutor

    Present post and occupation: Deputy custodian of Astan Quds Razavi conglomerate (Deputy of Ebrahim Raeesi).

    As prosecutor he was one of the key people in the “Death Committee” in Birjand during 1988 massacre.

    He has been an official of the regime’s judicial system since the 1980s, holding top

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  • Abbas-Ali Soleimani

    August 2018

    Abbas-Ali Soleimani

    Position at the time of 1988 massacre: Friday Prayers Leader and member of the Death Commission in Babolsar

    Present post and occupation: Member of Assembly of Experts and Khamenei’s representative in Zahedan

    As Friday prayers leader he was actively engaged in the 1988 massacre. The judicial system in Babolsar city was operating under

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  • Zekrollah Ahmadi

    August 2018

    Zekrollah Ahmadi

    Position at the time of 1988 massacre: Religious judge

    Present post and occupation: Head of religious seminary

    During the 1988 massacre he acted as the religious judge and issued the execution orders in accordance with Khomeini’s decree.

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  • Mohammad Salimi

    August 2018

    Mohammad Salimi

    Position at the time of 1988 massacre: Religious judge in Hamedan and western border areas of Iran

    Present post and occupation: Member of the Guardian Council (until mid-2016)

    He was dispatched to Iran’s western border area upon the order of Khomeini at the request of the then president of the Supreme Court to

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  • Mohammad Ali Zanjirei

    August 2018

    Mohammad Ali Zanjirei

    Position at the time of 1988 massacre: Head of Prison in Esfahan

    Present post and occupation: Senior advisor to the head of Organization of Prisons.

    He had an active role in the massacre of political prisoners in 1988 in the city of Esfahan. In 2011 the EU imposed sanctions on him

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  • Ali Mobasheri

    August 2018

    Ali Mobasheri

    Position at the time of 1988 massacre: Religious judge, also acting as substitute to Hossein-Ali Nayyeri in Death Commission

    Present post and occupation: Supreme Court judge

    He joined the judiciary in 1981 and is responsible for murdering the regime’s opponents in Evin Prison. He reportedly described Asadollah Lajevardi, the infamous governor of Evin

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  • Morteza Moqtadaee

    August 2018

    Morteza Moqtadaee

    Position at the time of 1988 massacre: Member and spokesperson of the Supreme Judicial Council

    Present post and occupation: Head of Qom Seminary, member of Assembly of Experts

    He started his activities within the Judiciary since March 1979 when he was appointed as a judge in revolutionary courts and was involved in operating

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  • Seyyed Abdulkarim Mousavi Ardabili

    August 2018

    Seyyed Abdulkarim Mousavi Ardabili

    Position at the time of 1988 massacre: Head of Supreme Judicial Council

    Present post and occupation: Head of Mofid Seminary and a religious authority

    He was first to receive Khomeini’s death decree and he was fully aware of the 1988 massacre. He was the highest judicial authority during the massacre of

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  • Mohammad Esmail Shushtari

    August 2018

    Mohammad Esmail Shushtari

    Position at the time of 1988 massacre: Head of Prison Organization; member of Death Commission; member of the Supreme Judicial Council

    Present post and occupation: Head of the Presidency’s Inspectorate Office (until August 2016)

    He served as Minister of Justice for 16 years under Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Mohammad Khatami.

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  • Majid Ansari

    August 2018

    Majid Ansari

    Position at the time of 1988 massacre: Head of the state Prisons’ Organization

    Present post and occupation: Vice President of Iran for Legal Affairs; member of the State Expediency Council

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  • Ahmad Khomeini

    August 2018

    Ahmad Khomeini

    Position at the time of 1988 massacre: Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s chief of staff.

    Present post and occupation: Deceased.

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  • Ali Razini

    August 2018

    Ali Razini

    Position at the time of 1988 massacre: Head of the Judicial Organization of the Armed Forces

    Present post and occupation: Deputy of Legal Affairs and Judicial Development of the Judiciary

    Khomeini’s order on 24 July 1988 to him states: “… You are assigned: 1. Set up special courts to deal with war offences

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  • Hossein-Ali Nayyeri

    August 2018

    Hossein-Ali Nayyeri

    Position at the time of 1988 massacre:

    Head of Tehran’s Islamic Revolutionary Courts; head of the Death Commission in Tehran

    Present post and occupation:

    Head of the Supreme Disciplinary Court for Judges and deputy head of the national Supreme Court

    He was appointed as the Head of the Death Commission in Tehran upon

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  • Ali-Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

    August 2018

    Ali-Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

    Position at the time of 1988 massacre: Speaker of the Majlis (Parliament) and Deputy Commander of the Armed Forces, the de facto number two official of the regime after Khomeini.

    Present post and occupation: Chairman of the State Expediency Council; member of the Assembly of Experts (the highest decision-making body of

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  • Silence of the West on mullahs’ 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran

    August 2018

    The West has remained silent over the past years on mullahs’ massacre of political prisoners in Iran

    Maryam Rajavi’s message to the Exhibition on 1988 massacre in Iran at the Paris District 1 City Hall

    Dear friends, I salute you who have come together to pay tribute to the political prisoners massacred

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