Mostafa Pourmohammadi is appointed as Secretary General of the Combatant Clergy Association

Mostafa Pourmohammadi is appointed as Secretary General of the Combatant Clergy Association. He has been involved in the widespread & systematic Human Rights Violations in Iran. He was also a member of death committee responsible for mass graves 88.

Mostafa Pourmohammadi was born in 1959, in Qom, [Iran].  He completed his seminary education in Qom, Mashhad, and Tehran.  He was educated in Islamic jurisprudence, principles of jurisprudence, and philosophy, at [an equivalent] Ph.D. level.  Pourmohammadi is married and has four children.

Career:

August 2013 to present, minister of justice, cabinet member in the  Majlis;

2 July 2008 to August 2013, head of Iran’s general inspectorate office;

August 2005 to May 2008, minister of interior;

2000 to 2005, taught political science at Imam Sadeq University;

From 2002, head of the political and social affairs at the office of the Supreme Leader (one of the mandates of this office was to familiarize the general public with the fatwas of Rohollah Khomeini and Seyyed Ali Khamenei; as well to respond to questions pertaining Islam and Sharia experientially and with ease, especially to Muslims outside the country);

1991 to 1999, chief of foreign directorate at the ministry of intelligence;

From 1990, deputy minister of intelligence;

1987 to 1990, advisor to the minister of intelligence

From 1986, prosecutor for the Armed Forces Revolutionary Court in the western regions

From 1979 to 1986, chief prosecutor at the Revolutionary Courts in Bandar Abbas, Kermanshah and Mashhad

Role in human rights violation:

Having held sensitive and key security/intelligence positions from the early years of the Islamic revolution, Mostafa Pourmohammadi played a role in widespread and systematic repression of those opposed to the Islamic Republic.

As a prosecutor during the early years of the Islamic revolution, Pourmohammadi was involved in violations of human rights during extrajudicial murders of political prisoners and oppositions to the Islamic Republic of Iran.  Due to his key positions at the ministry of intelligence, particularly in the foreign affairs’ office of that ministry, he had direct involvement in extrajudicial murders of the intellectuals, as well as assassination and physical removal of opposition leaders.

 

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