Position at the time of 1988 massacre: Deputy Intelligence Minister
Present post and occupation: Member of State Expediency Council
Before 1985 he was a religious judge in Khuzistan courts and was directly involved in killings and murders.
He served as Intelligence Minister from 1989 to 1997. He was a member of the Assembly of Experts from 2007 until 2016.
Since 7 November 2007 he has been on the wanted list by Argentina’s Judiciary for his role in the 1994 terrorist bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires. Interpol issued a red notice for him and other suspects for their alleged roles in the attack in 2007.
There is also an international arrest warrant for him for planning the assassination of Kurdish leaders at the Mikonos Restaurant in Berlin. He was tried in absentia by a German court.