Who is Iran’s New President Ebrahim Raisi?
Sayyid Ebrahim Raisol-Sadati born on 14 December 1960, commonly known as Ebrahim Raisi is an Iranian conservative and principlist politician and Muslim jurist who is the President-elect of Iran, having been elected in the 2021 Iranian presidential election.
Ebrahim Raisi was born on 14 December 1960 to a Persian clerical family in the Noghan district of Mashhad. His father, Seyed Haji, died when he was 5.
There is no credible source to have verified Raisi’s traditional schooling record. His campaign website’s biography page mentions only primary schooling but not whether he finished high school. He has claimed to have received a doctorate degree in Private law from Motahari University; however, this has been disputed.
Ebrahim Raisi has served in several positions in Iran’s judicial system, such as Deputy Chief Justice (2004–2014), Attorney General (2014–2016), and Chief Justice (2019-present). He was also Prosecutor and Deputy Prosecutor of Tehran in the 1980s and 1990s.
|Born||14 December 1960 (age 60)|
Mashhad, Imperial State of Iran
|Political party||Combatant CleKrgy Association|
|Islamic Republican Party (until 1987)|
|Relatives||Ahmad Alamolhoda (father-in-law)|
|Alma mater||Shahid Motahari University Qom Seminary|
Ebrahim Raisi New President Of Iran
Raisi ran for president in 2017 as the candidate of the conservative Popular Front of Islamic Revolution Forces, losing to moderate incumbent President Hassan Rouhani, 57% to 38.3%. He was one of the four people in the prosecution committee, responsible for the execution of thousands of political prisoners in Iran in 1988 which is labeled Death committee by Islamic Republic of Iran’s opposition groups and some western media.
He is sanctioned by the US Office of Foreign Assets Control In accordance with Executive Order 13876. He is accused of crimes against humanity by international human rights organizations and United Nations special rapporteurs. Raisi successfully ran for president a second time in 2021, succeeding Hassan Rouhani, who was term-limited.
Ebrahim Raisi Electoral history
|2006||Assembly of Experts||1st||Won|
|2016||Assembly of Experts||1st||Won|
Ebrahim Raisi Personal life
Ebrahim Raisi is married to Jamileh Alamolhoda, daughter of Mashhad Friday Prayers Imam, Ahmad Alamolhoda. She is an associate professor at Tehran’s Shahid Beheshti University and also president of the university’s Institute of Fundamental Studies of Science and Technology. They have two daughters and two grandchildren. One of their daughters studied at Sharif university and the other one at Tehran university.
Sanctions On Ebrahim Raisi
Ebrahim Raisi is one of nine Iranian officials listed in November 2019 subjected to sanctions by the United States Department of State due to alleged human rights abuses. Similarly, Raisi is also sanctioned by the European Union.
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