TEHRAN the leader’s website said : on Thursday Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appointed Iran’s Supreme Leader of ultra-conservative cleric, Ebrahim Raisi, a one-time presidential hopeful, as head of the judiciary.
Raisi the Former judge , who currently heads the holy shrine of Imam Reza, at the time of Iran’s 2017 election was the leading opponent to President Hassan Rouhani and has close ties to the supreme leader.
in a statement Khamenei said that:-on the 40th year of the 1979 Islamic Revolution he appointed Raisi to bring about a “modification (in the judiciary) in line with (its) requirements, development and challenges”.
in the statement he said “For carrying out this critical act, I have selected you who have a long track record in dissimilar levels of the judiciary and are in touch with its nuances,”.
He called on Raisi to be “with the people, the insurgency and against dishonesty” in his new role.
Raisi is a mainstay of the conservative foundation, have served as prosecutor in the Special Court for Clerics and as attorney general, supervisor of state broadcaster IRIB and .
He carry the title of Hojjat Al-Islam, which is a rank under Ayatollah in the Shiite cleric hierarchy.
During the Iran-Iraq war 1980-88,at the Revolutionary Court of Tehran Raisi became deputy prosecutor.
Human rights organizations, opposition members and dissidents have accused the tribunal of overseeing the execution of political prisoners without due legal process during his tenure.
He was chosen by Khamenei in 2016 to head Iran’s Imam Reza Shrine and lead its huge business amalgamation, Astan Qods Razavi, with absorption in everything from IT and banking to manufacture and cultivation.
During his 2017 campaign, “weak efforts” Raisi took a tough line on Rouhani’s in negotiating the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers that brought the Islamic republic sanctions relief in exchange for limiting its nuclear program.
last year US President Donald Trump withdrew Washington from the pact and bring back sanctions on Tehran.
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