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Ebrahim Raisi

Position at the time of 1988 massacre: Tehran’s Deputy Prosecutor; member of “Death Commission” in Tehran

Present post and occupation: Head of the Judiciary

A.K.A. Seyyed Ebrahim Rais al-Sadati (A.K.A. Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi, Ibrahim Raeessi and Ebrahim Raeesi)

At the time of the 1988 mass executions, he headed the revolutionary court dealing with political prisoners. Allegedly, he instructed the arrests, torture, and execution of members of political groups.

Raisi was more recently head of Qods Razavi Endowment Foundation, President of the Governing Board of the Fifth Assembly of Experts, and member of the State Expediency Discernment Council.

He was a Presidential candidate in 2017.

Raisi’s campaign in the weeks leading to the May 2017 election continuously sent out messages via the social network Telegram defending the 1988 massacre.

With Raisi standing by his side, Yasser Mousavi, the Friday prayers’ leader in Varamin, said at a Raisi campaign rally on 12 May 2017: “This grand figure standing next to me is proud to have executed the members of the PMOI”.