Who is Ebrahim Raisi?

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Who is Ebrahim Raisi?

TEHRAN, MAY 20: Over the course of his decades-long public service, President Ebrahim Raisi served in numerous important positions across several government branches.

Raisi was born in November 1960 in a religious family in Mashhad.

Following the insult to the Late Founder of the Islamic revolution, Imam Khomeini, in a newspaper on January 7, 1978, and the subsequent rise of popular movements, Raisi joined protest gatherings.

He engaged in revolutionary activities, maintaining contact with released or exiled revolutionary scholars, and participated in significant gatherings, including the clerics’ sit-in at Tehran University.

Raisi’s career in management began in 1980 when he was appointed as the District Attorney of Karaj, later becoming the city’s Attorney.

In 1985, he became the Deputy Prosecutor of Tehran, marking the start of his judicial tenure in Tehran.

From 1989 to 1994, Raisi served as the first Deputy of the Judiciary in Tehran.

He was appointed head of the General Inspection Organization of Iran in 1994, a position he held until 2004.

Raisi served as the first deputy of the Judiciary from 2004 to 2014, working under two heads of the judiciary. In this capacity, he was responsible for overseeing the organization and administration of the judiciary. From 2014 to March 2015, he also served as Iran’s Attorney General.

In March 2016, Raisi was appointed custodian of Astan Quds Razavi by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution. During his three-year tenure, he implemented significant measures to enhance services at the holy shrine of Imam Reza.

On March 7, 2019, Raisi was appointed head of the judiciary by order of Ayatollah Khamenei. During his tenure, Raisi made significant strides in judicial reform, addressing economic corruption decisively and enhancing judicial efficiency, earning praise from Ayatollah Khamenei.

In the June 2021 presidential election, Raisi secured over 18 million votes, becoming the 13th President of Iran.