Iranian state media announced, in the early hours of Tuesday, the death of the hard-line cleric, Mohammad Rey Shahri, a representative of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in the city of Shahr Rey, south of Tehran, and the first intelligence chief after the Khomeini . revolution.
Ray Shahri was a member of the 4-member “death committee” of Iranian clerics, which sentenced thousands of Iranian dissidents to death in 1988.
Fars news agency said Muhammad Rey Shehri died early Tuesday morning at the age of 75, without giving a cause of death.
The hard-line cleric, Ray Shahri, held many positions, including the first head of the Iranian security and intelligence apparatus after the Khomeini revolution, and also served as a member of the Assembly of Experts in the capital, Tehran, while serving as a prosecutor in Iran, head of the Special Court for Clerics and head of the Organization of Hajj and Visits and president of the Dar Al-Hadith Scientific and Cultural Institute and the Quran University. and Hadith.
Ray Shahri is considered one of the most controversial figures in Iran in the 1980s, as he was one of the members of the death commission that resulted in the execution of thousands of political opponents following Khomeini’s revolution in 1979.
His real name is “Mohammed Mohammadi Nik”, but he is better known as “Mohammed Rey Shahri”, and one of the leading security and intelligence figures and one of the most influential political figures behind the scenes in the first two decades of the government of Khomeini. condition.
However, he has received less coverage in the Iranian media and, for several years, little has been known about him except for some news.
Reports confirm that Ray Shehri was working behind the scenes and influenced many important political events from the establishment of the clerical regime to the beginning of Ayatollah Khamenei’s leadership.
His activities as a religious judge of the Revolutionary Courts and as Minister of Intelligence played a decisive role in the political destiny of many opponents of the regime.