Human Rights Violator: Ali Razini

Name:

Ali Razini

Biography:

Ali Razini was born in Razan, Hamedan in 2 Khordad 1332. He graduated from a seminary school.

Positions:

– Revolutionary Court Magistrate in Tehran from 1980 to 1981

– Revolutionary Court Magistrate in the city of Bojnurd in 1981

– Revolutionary Court Magistrate in the city of Mashhad from 1981 to 1984

– Revolutionary Court Prosecutor in Tehran from 1984/1985 to most likely 1986

– Director of Political Ideology for the IRGC in 1987

– Head Magistrate of the Special Clerical Court from June 1987 to June 2012

– Chief of the Judicial Organization of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic from 1987 to 1993

– Chief of the Special Military Court in 1988

– Head of the University of Judicial Sciences and Administrative Services from 1993 to 1994

– Chief Justice of Tehran Province from 1994 to 1999

– Executive Deputy of the Islamic Republic’s Supreme Court from 1999 to 2004

– Chief of the Islamic Republic’s Administrative Justice Court from 2004 to 2009

– Hamedan’s Representative in the Assembly of Experts from 2006 to 2016

– Legal Deputy to the Islamic Republic’s Judiciary from 2009 to 2014

– Appointed by the Supreme Leader as a Board of Trustees Member at the Council of the Leader’s Representatives in the Islamic Republic Universities

– Appointed by the Supreme Leader as Board of Trustees Member at the (Al-Zahra Society) Women’s Islamic Science Center

– Founder of the Faculty of Theology at the Al-Zahra Society

– Faculty Member at Islamic Azad University

– Founders’ Board Member of the Payame Noor University branch in Razan,Hamedan

– Head of Branch 41 of the Islamic Republic’s Supreme Court

Human Rights Violations:

As a religious magistrate in Bojnurd, Ali Razini frequently issued heavy sentences to political prisoners, including death sentences. Similarly, as a religious magistrate in Mashhad, Razini presided over summary trials, frequently issuing death sentences to political prisoners. During his tenure in Mashhad, he sentenced many young women to death for disproportionately mild crimes, such as distributing flyers.

Among the young women sentenced to death by Razini in the early 1980s, a few were discovered to have been raped prior to execution, by prison guards. Families of the young women realized this shortly after the executions, when the guards delivered dowries to them at their homes. Sima Matlabi, one of the women sentenced to death by Razini at this time, was posthumously discovered to have written that she had been raped, under her feet.

As a Revolutionary Court Prosecutor in Tehran, Ali Razini played a major role in suppressing political dissent and in torturing and executing political prisoners. He continued this practice as Head Magistrate at the Special Clerical Court, this time using his authority to suppress critics of the regime that worked within the clerical realm.
As Chief of the Judicial Organization of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic, Ali Razini issued stoning sentences for three security forces personnel.

As the Legal Deputy to the Islamic Republic’s Judiciary, Ali Razini played a major role in protest suppression and protester persecution during the 2009 protests against the results of the presidential election. As the demonstrations were taking place, Razini announced during a speech that protest leaders will be arrested, detained, and tried by the state.

 

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