Position at the time of 1988 massacre: The Judiciary’s representative in the Intelligence Ministry
Present post and occupation: First Deputy Chief and spokesperson of the Judiciary; member of the State Expediency Council
He played an active role in the decision making circle responsible for implementation of death sentences.
Human Rights Watch called for him to be put on trial for crimes against humanity committed during the massacre. In 2011, the European Union put him on its sanctions list for his role in serious violations of human rights and persecution of Iranian people during the events of 1988.