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Ebrahim Raisi. Sayyid Ebrahim Raisolsadati ( Persian: سید ابراهیم رئیسالساداتی ; born 14 December 1960), commonly known as Ebrahim Raisi or Ebraheem Raeesi ( Persian: ابراهیم رئیسی , pronunciation ), is an Iranian conservative Islamist and principlist politician, Muslim jurist, and president-elect of ...
1 day ago · On June 18, 2021, the Iranian regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei pulled Ebrahim Raisi out of the ballot box as the regime’s next president. Raisi is a notorious criminal. He has held top positions in the regime’s oppressive apparatus. Most importantly, he was one of the key members of the “Death Commissions” during the 1988 massacre.
- The 1988 Massacre Death Commissions
- Continued Killings and Crimes After The 1988 Massacre
- Raisi and Export of Terrorism and Fundamentalism
Mullah “Ebrahim Rais-al-Sadati” known as Ebrahim Raisi, was born in 1959 in Noghan neighborhood in the city of Mashhad, Khorasan Razavi province. After finishing his elementary school, he studied in Mashhad’s seminary. In fact, his non-seminary education is only up to sixth grade. He was sent from Mashhad’s seminary to Qom’s seminary at the age of 15. Raisi was eighteen at the time of the 1979 anti-monarchic revolution. In the first days of the establishment of the regime, at the invitation of Hadi Marvi, Ruhollah Khomeini’s representative in Masjed-e-Soleiman, Raisi went to Masjed-e-Soleiman, and his connection with the clerical court began. A year later, after returning from the crackdown on Masjed Soleiman, Raisi was sent to the Karaj Prosecutor’s Office as a judge while he was just 19 years old. His job there was basically to interrogate detainees. At the age of 20, the then Revolutionary Prosecutor, the criminal cleric Ali Qoddusi, appointed Ebrahim Raisi as the Karaj Prosecuto...
In the summer of 1998, following a fatwa by Khomeini, over 30,000 political prisoners, mostly members, and supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), were executed in various Iranian prisons, including Evin Prison in Tehran and Gohardasht Prison in Karaj. Raisi, who was Tehran’s Deputy Prosecutor at the time, along with mullah Hossein Ali Nayyeri, the Sharia judge; Morteza Eshraqi, Tehran Prosecutor; mullah Mostafa Pourmohammadi, Deputy Minister of Intelligence; and Ismail Shushtari, head of the prisons department, were members of the Central Committee of the “Death Commissions,” which oversaw the 1988 massacre. This committee was commissioned by Khomeini to massacre and execute all political prisoners who remained steadfast in their positions. On August 9, 2016, Ahmad Montazeri, the eldest son of Ayatollah Montazeri who was Khomeini’s successor until the 1988 massacre, made public the tape of the August 15, 1988 meeting of his father with members of the T...
On January 1, 1989, after being convinced of Raisi’s brutality as Deputy Prosecutor of Tehran, Khomeini selected him to be in a two-member delegation alongside the Nayyeri. The two were tasked with issuing death sentences and ordering amputation of limbs in order to increase repression “regardless of the administrative difficulties.” Khomeini’s order: His excellency, Hojjat al-Eslam Mr. Nayyeri, Since I have received numerous reports of the weakness of the judiciary, and the honorable and committed people of Iran expect a more serious approach to various issues, Your Excellency and Hojatoleslam Raisi will be given a judicial mission to investigate the reports from the cities of Semnan, Sirjan, Islamabad and Doroud, and to carry out what is God’s command in these cases, regardless of the administrative difficulties. May peace be with you. January 1, 1981, Ruhollah Khomeini Abdul-Karim Mousavi Ardebili, then head of the regime’s Supreme Judicial Council, saw his position in danger, fo...
In 2015, in an order, Khamenei appointed Raisi as the caretaker of the Astan-e Quds Razavi (AQR), one of the largest financial institutions of the Middle East. Raisi took this position after years of killings, cutting hands and massacre, which he described as his “honor.” According to Khamenei’s decree, the foundation is exempt from paying taxes so that it can freely continue financing terrorism and fundamentalism in the region and other countries. Caption: Letter from Khamenei’s office’s regarding the continued exemption of Astan Quds Razavi from paying tax. AQR is known as a financial empire and economic giant, and this aspect has always been highlighted. But another hidden aspect of the AQR, and its important task, since it has huge financial resources, is to allocate facilities and resources and fund publishing and promotingfundamentalist and terrorist ideas in general and particularly working on potential elements to recruit spies and terrorists. It financially supports them an...
Jul 01, 2021 · Raisi grew up in the city of Mashhad, an important religious centre for the Twelver Shiʿah as the burial place of the eighth imam ʿAlī al-Riḍā. Raisi was born at the advent of land reform (1960–63) and the White Revolution development program (1963–79), when Iran was undergoing profound changes in its distribution of power and wealth.
- Before The 1979 Revolution
- After The Revolution
- Presidential Ambitions
- Economy and Nuclear Deal
Raisi was born in Mashhad in northeastern Iran, a major city and a religious centre for Shia Muslims as it houses the shrine of Imam Reza, the eighth imam. Growing up in a clerical family, Raisi received a religious education and began attending the seminary in Qom when he was 15. There, he studied under several prominent scholars, including Khamenei. When his education came up during the presidential debates, he denied that he has only six grades of classical education, saying he holds a PhD in law in addition to his seminary education. When he entered the influential seminary in Qom just years before the 1979 revolution that brought about the Islamic Republic, many Iranians were dissatisfied with the governance of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, who was ultimately deposed. Raisi was purportedly a participant in some of the events that forced the shah into exile and set up the new clerical establishment under Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
Following the revolution, Raisi joined the prosecutor’s office in Masjed Soleyman in southwestern Iran. Over the next six years, he added to his experience as a prosecutor in several other jurisdictions. A crucial development came when he moved to Iran’s capital, Tehran, in 1985 after being appointed deputy prosecutor. Human rights organisations say three years later, just months after the gruelling eight-year Iran-Iraq War ended, he was part of a so-called “death commission” that oversaw the disappearing and secret executions of thousands of political prisoners. Raisi will become the first Iranian president to have been targeted by United States sanctions, imposed in 2019, over his alleged role in the mass executions and for cracking down on public protests. Amnesty International has called for the leader to face charges of crimes against humanity. The leader continued to rise within Iran’s judicial system following Khamenei’s accession to the supreme leadership in 1989. He later h...
In 2017, Raisi ran for president for the first time and became the main candidate against Rouhani, a moderate who championed engagement with the West and Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers that lifted multilateral sanctions in exchange for curbs on the country’s nuclear programme. Raisi and his ally Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, who in 2020 became the speaker of a new hardline parliament amid low turnout and wide disqualification of reformist candidates, lost the election to Rouhani. Raisi did, however, garner just less than 16 million votes or 38 percent in an election with a 73 percent turnout. After a short retreat, the supreme leader in 2019 appointed him as the chief justice. In that position, the leader tried to cement his image as a staunch opponent of corruption. He held public trials and prosecuted figures close to the government and the judiciary. He also effectively kickstarted his presidential campaign and travelled to almost all of Iran’s 32 provinces. In those visi...
When pressed by another candidate, Raisi briefly discussed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as the nuclear deal that former US President Donald Trump unilaterally abandoned in 2018 is formally known. While he had previously opposed the deal, this time he said he would support it as any other state commitment, but will form a “strong” government that will be able to steer it in the right direction. A sixth round of talks between Iran and world powers is ongoing in Vienna to restore the accord,that, if successful, will lead to lifting US sanctions and scaling down Iran’s nuclear programme as the country is now enriching uranium up to 63 percent, its highest ever rate. Even as the June 24 deadline of a temporary agreement with the International Atomic Energy Organization to keep monitoring activities in Iran in place approaches, negotiators have said the sixth round will not be the final round. But there are hopes the agreement could be revived before Raisi assumes offic...
Jun 21, 2021 · The election of Ebrahim Raisi as president of Iran brings not just a new face to Iranian politics but also new problems for a Biden administration that hopes to ease tensions with Iran while...
Jul 13, 2021 · This book may help introduce Ebrahim Raisi and explain the significant moment that his rise to the presidency of Iran represents. Raisi presided over the 1988 massacre of over 30,000 political prisoners in Iran, over 90% of whom were members, supporters, and family members of the PMOI (MEK). Raisi is known as the "Executioner of 1988" by the ...
1 day ago · Tehran (ISNA) - Iran's President-elect Ebrahim Raisi stressed that the country has proved to be a reliable friend and partner. He made the remarks in a meeting with Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani in Tehran. During the meeting, Raisi said, “Iran and Qatar are religious ...