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Iran: Installing Butcher Mohseni Eje’i as Judiciary Chief Is Another Step in Consolidating the Regime’s Criminals

NCRI logoMrs. Maryam Rajavi: By installing Eje’i, Khamenei completed the project to consolidate his regime, putting in place a “Hezbollahi government,” for which he had started preparing two years ago. By purging rival factions and taking full control of the three branches of power, Khamenei is trying in vain to delay the inevitable overthrow but will only provoke popular rage and disdain. All three heads of the branches (Ebrahim Raisi, Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf, and Mohseni Eje’i) must be brought to justice for genocide and crimes against humanity.

Today, Khamenei, the regime’s Supreme Leader, appointed cleric Gholam-Hossein Mohseni Eje’i, as the Judiciary Chief, replacing Ebrahim Raisi. With the appointment of Mohseni Eje’i, Khamenei completed the project of consolidating his regime, which he had begun two years ago in fear of popular uprisings. In this way, he completed implementing the “Hezbollahi government” project, about which he had talked in May 2019.

Mohseni Eje’i has been involved in executions, torture, and murder for nearly four decades in intelligence, security, and judicial positions and is, by any definition, considered a crime against humanity. He was in charge of human resources in the Ministry of Intelligence from 1985 to 1988. During the 1988 massacre, he was the representative of the Judiciary in the Ministry of Intelligence. From 1995 to 1997, he was the Special Prosecutor of the Tehran Clerical Court. From 1998 to 2005, he was the Special Prosecutor of the Clergy. From 2009 to 2014, he was the Attorney General, and from 2014 until today, he has been the Deputy Judiciary Chief, playing a criminal role in 2009, 2018, and 2019 uprisings.

Mohseni Eje’i was directly involved in the “serial killings” in 1998 and personally ordered the murder of one of the victims. As the prosecutor of the Special Court for the Clergy, during the weekly meeting of the Press Supervisory Board with the representative of the press directors, he threw a sugar container at him and bit his ear and shoulder.

When the Iranian regime was considering his appointment as the Minister of Intelligence on August 22, 2005, Eje’i said: “I know more or less the anti-regime and counter-revolutionary political groups that are working to overthrow the regime and disrupt the system, and I have been at odds with them at times, which is also a good asset for my function at the Ministry of Intelligence.”

According to IRNA news agency, on December 8, 2009, during the student uprising on December 7, 2009, he warned, “From today, we will not give respite to those who disrupt the order and security of society,” and “I also tell families to watch their children to not be deceived by foreigners or ambiguous slogans. If they are deceived, families should not complain by saying that my son was only a student, why was he arrested… Henceforth, we will lose no opportunity and there will be no neglect.” In an interview with the state-run television, he threatened that protesters who do not repent would face the death penalty.

He has a long history of covering up crimes, sexual assaults, and financial corruption by Khamenei’s cronies. For example, in covering up the sexual scandal involving Saeed Tusi, Khamenei’s special reciter, he threatened the media. IRNA quoted him on November 24, 1995, as saying, “It is a crime to cover the story while he has not been convicted. Journalists could be prosecuted,” adding: “Saeed Tusi’s trial must not be held in public because the counter-revolutionaries seek to take advantage of the case.”

Eje’i was blacklisted by the US Treasury Department in October 2010 and by the European Union in April 2011 for his role in suppressing the 2009 uprising.

Commenting on Ejei’s appointment, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), said: By installing Eje’i, Khamenei completed the project to consolidate his regime, putting in place a “Hezbollahi government,” for which he had started preparing two years ago. By purging rival factions and taking full control of the three branches of power, Khamenei is trying in vain to delay the regime’s inevitable overthrow but will only provoke popular rage and disdain. All three heads of the branches (Ebrahim Raisi, Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf, and Mohseni Eje’i) must be brought to justice for genocide and crimes against humanity.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
July 1, 2021