Reza Sarami

Position during 1988 massacre: Director of Khuzestan prisons; member of Khuzestan “Death Commission”

Present post and occupation: Retired

He was the director of Khuzestan’s prisons from 1985 to 1996. He, allegedly, took part in decisions leading to the executions that took place in Khuzestan prisons. Prior to the 1988 mass executions, according to surviving witnesses, he gathered PMOI affiliated prisoners and told them “you are all hypocrites and will be executed”. He had also called the leftist prisoners apostates who should receive the death sentence.

In later years, he became Iran’s Deputy Inspector General, a position he held until 2016.