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Mohammad Ali Nosrati Zaglujeh

Position in 1988 massacre: Director of Tabriz Prison; member of the Tabriz “Death Commission”

Present post and occupation: Secretary of the Drug Coordination Council of East Azerbaijan

After Khomeini’s fatwa ordering the mass executions, he allegedly turned the prison carpentry workshop, originally launched for the prison income generating activities, into an execution chamber. Eyewitness accounts reported that he once was seen comfortably sitting on a sofa supervising the collective hanging of the prisoners.

He has long been one of the police chiefs in Western and Eastern Azerbaijan provinces. He also played a major role in suppressing the 2006 uprising of the people of Tabriz.