Ghorbanali Dorri-Najafabadi

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Ghorbanali Dorri-Najafabadi
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Minister of Intelligence
In office
19 August 1997 – 19 December 2000
President Mohammad Khatami
Preceded by Ali Fallahian
Succeeded by Ali Younessi
Personal details
Born 1950 (age 64–65)
Rey, Iran
Religion Islam

Ghorbanali Dorri-Najafabadi (Persian: قربانعلی دری نجف‌آبادی‎; born 1950) is an Iranian politician and cleric, previously the Minister of Intelligence of Islamic Republic of Iran. He is the current head of Supreme Administrative Court of IRI.


Dorri-Najafabadi was the minister of intelligence in the cabinet of then president Mohammad Khatami.[1] During his term of ministership, some journalists and reformist politicians were murdered by security agents, for which the Iranian government later charged his deputy, Saeed Emami, with orchestrating, claiming he had organized them independently. Dorri-Najafabadi resigned and was succeeded by Ali Younessi. The events were later named the "Chained Murders" by the reformist cabinet of President Mohammad Khatami.

After Mohammad Ismaeil Shooshtari, in 2005, he was the attorney-general of the Islamic Republic of Iran.[2][3] He was succeeded by Jamal Karimi-Rad in the post.

In 2008, he said that toys such as the Barbie doll are "destructive culturally and a social danger."[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Gasiorowski, Mark J. (1 October 2000). "The power struggle in Iran". Middle East Policy. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Statement by Dorri Najabadi". UN. 23 April 2005. Retrieved 19 June 2013. 
  3. ^ ISNA - 2 December 2006 - 84/11/23
  4. ^ "Iran calls for ban on Barbie doll". BBC News. 28 April 2008. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ali Fallahian
Minister of Intelligence of Iran
Succeeded by
Ali Younessi
Directors of Ministry of Intelligence of Iran

(1957–1979) Iran Bakhtiar | Pakravan | Nassiri | Moghadam

Islamic Republic (1984–present) Iran Reyshahri | Fallahian | Dorri-Najafabadi | Younessi | Mohseni-Ejehei | Moslehi | Alavi