Mohammad Yazdi

Mohammad Yazdii
Chief Justice of Iran
In office
30 June 1989 – 30 June 1999
Appointed by Ali Khamenei
Preceded by Abdul-Karim Mousavi Ardebili
Succeeded by Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi
Personal details
Born 1931 (age 82–83)
Yazd, Iran
Nationality Iranian
Political party Combatant Clergy Association
Religion Shia Islam

Mohammad Yazdii (Persian: محمد یزدی) (born 1931)[1] is an Iranian cleric who served as the head of Judiciary System of Iran between 1989 and 1999, following Ayatollah Abdolkarim Mousavi Ardebili and succeeded by Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi.

Career

Yazdii is a member of the Assembly of Experts [1] and the Guardian Council. He served as the interim Friday prayer leader of Tehran. During the Iranian elections in December 2006 Yazdii was a candidate for the list of Jame Modarresin and Jame Rohaniyat (the conservative list, rival to Ayatollah Mohammad Taqi Mesbah-Yazdi).[2]

In 2009, Abbas Palizdar, a member of the Iranian Parliament's judicial inquiry and review committee, accused Yazdii of corruption and money laundering.[3][4][5]

Personal life

In 2006, Yazdi was cited by Iran Focus as one of the wealthiest senior officials in Iran.[6]

References

Legal offices
Preceded by
Abdolkarim Mousavi Ardebili
Head of judiciary of Islamic Republic of Iran
1989-1999
Succeeded by
Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi


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