Mohammad Esmail Shushtari

Position at the time of 1988 massacre: Head of the state Prisons Organization; member of the “Death Commission” in Tehran

Present post and occupation: Retired

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

He was head of the Presidency’s Inspectorate Office until August 2016.