Raisi was hired by Khamenei to the high-profile task of judiciary chief in 2019. He was subsequently placed under US sanctions thereafter due to human rights violations. The violations included the role that according to human rights groups, say that Raisi played in the executions of thousands of political prisoners in 1988 as well as the suppressing unrest in 2009. Raisi has never publicly addressed allegations regarding his role in the executions.
Raisi is known for his role in the 1988 massacre of more than 30,000 political prisoners inside Iran.
He also defended the mullahs’ crimes against humanity and called Khomeini a ‘hero’.
Raisi was a member of the Death Committee and was called the ‘greatest criminal’ by Grand Ayatollah Hossein-Ali Montazeri