Seyyed Ahmad Ghatilzad

Position during 1988 massacre: Shari’a Judge for Bandar-Anzali and west of Gilan; member of “Death Commission” of Bandar-Anzali and western Gilan

Present post and occupation: Deceased (2013)

He was assigned as Shari’a Judge to the following cities by direct orders from Khomeini: Some’e Sara, Abkenar, Fuman, Pare-sar and Anzali in Gilan province. He had allegedly issued death sentences while transiting between these cities.

He was the chief prosecutor in Gilan for 16 years and a Supreme Court judge for many years. Because of his crimes, he was infamously known among the prisoners as “ghatelzadeh” (born to kill). He was also the Friday Prayers leader for Bandar-Anzali.