Sixty-three years and five months after he was born in northeastern Iran, he was killed in a helicopter crash in the highlands of Varzeqan (Dizmar Forests) in the northwest of Iran. This is the life story of a young member of the death committee famous as the butcher of Tehran who killed more than 30,000 political prisoners in the summer of 1988. He pursued his dreams for 45 years, but his final dream of leadership of this regime was buried in the heights of Varzeqan, East Azerbaijan.

“The biggest crime committed in the Islamic Republic since the revolution’s beginning has been committed by you. In the future, you will be remembered among the criminals of history.”

This was the sentence that Hossein Ali Montazeri, the deposed deputy of Ruhollah Khomeini founder of the Iranian regime, said to a group of five people on August 15, 1997, who later became known as the death committee. One of them was the 28-year-old deputy prosecutor of Tehran, Ebrahim Raisi, who became the eighth president of the Iranian regime and was killed in an air crash on the evening of May 19, 2024, about 35 years after that meeting, taking many secrets with him.

Ebrahim Raisi was born on November 22, 1960, in Mashhad. His father, like himself, was a cleric. Ebrahim Raisi completed his primary education at Javadiyeh School in Mashhad, and his entire formal non-seminary education consisted of six primary classes completed in Mashhad.

After these primary classes, he entered the Qom seminary in 1975 and began his studies at Borujerdi School of Qom, run under the supervision of Morteza Pasandeh, the elder brother of Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of the notorious Iranian regime. In fact, when this regime started in 1979, Raisi was 19 years old.

At 20 years old, and only five years into his seminary studies, he was appointed as the prosecuting attorney of Karaj city, his first official position in the regime. In 1983, when he was 22, he became the prosecutor of Hamedan.

At 25, Ebrahim Raisi was appointed as the deputy of the Revolutionary Court in 1985. In 1988, as the Deputy Attorney General of Tehran, he served on the death committee, sending several thousand people to death between July and August 1988. After Khomeini’s death, he was the first prosecutor of Tehran during Ali Khamenei’s leadership.

From 1994 to 2004, coinciding with the presidency of Mohammad Khatami, Raisi was the head of the General Inspection Organization. From 2004 to 2014, during the presidencies of Mahmoud Shahroudi and Sadegh Larijani in the Judiciary, he was the first deputy of the Judiciary.

He briefly served as the Attorney General of the country from 2014 to 2015. From 2015 to 2019, he was appointed as the head of Astan Quds. During this period, rumors about his potential succession after Ali Khamenei gained strength, especially due to pictures of his meetings with high IRGC officials and Putin’s special representative.

From June 2012 to September 2021, he served as the prosecutor of the special clergy court, an institution created by Khomeini’s order and operating outside the judiciary, directly under the leader of the regime. In 2021, he finally assumed the presidency.

After three years of his presidency, economic indicators were at record lows, and the strongest wave of protests, strikes, and the revolutionary uprising of 2022 occurred during his term which were repressed brutally.

In addition to his role in the execution of thousands of political prisoners in 1988, one of the most significant yet unspoken aspects of Ebrahim Raisi’s career was his role in suppressing the protests of the Mashhad Scholars Union in 1992.

In June 1992, Mashhad’s Scholars Union dormitory and surrounding neighborhoods experienced a situation similar to martial law. Ebrahim Raisi came to Mashhad as the ‘special representative of the head of the judiciary’ to address the riot. More than 300 people were arrested during the protests, and Raisi was sent to implement Ali Khamenei’s direct order to ‘deal harshly’ with the protesters.

Four people were selected, sentenced to death in an extraordinary court within a week, and Ebrahim Raisi, on behalf of the head of the judiciary, confirmed their death sentences, which were carried out immediately. On the ninth day, these four people were on the gallows.

Source » politico