Position in 1988 massacre: Friday prayers leader; member of Ardabil “Death Commission”
Present post and occupation: Deceased (2001)
He gave advice for executions to Khomeini’s representative in the city of Ardabil (Shari’a judge called Tabatabai). He was later Friday prayers leader and Khamenei’s representative until his death. It is alleged that he had moral authority and influence on the commander of the IRGC and the representative of the Intelligence Ministry.
He was personally involved in the execution of three PMOI members, Mahmoud Yahyavi, Afshin Nourani and a third person known as Sirous. He was also directly involved in the mass executions of 14 PMOI members in a venue called Refrigerator Room of Ardabil ‘Post’ Prison in July 1981.
During the 1988 mass executions he was one of the main instigators of the execution of PMOI prisoners in the city of Ardabil.