Mohammad Yazdii

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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)
Esfahan, 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.


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[edit]

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


  1. ^ a b Khalaji, Mehdi (February 2012). "Supreme Succession. Who Will Lead Post-Khamenei Iran?" (Policy Focus (No. 117)). The Washington Institute. Washington DC. 
  2. ^ "Rightwing Khobregan Candidates". Regime change in Iran. July 2006. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  3. ^ After Khomeini: Iran under his successors. Saïd Amir Arjomand, p. 62
  4. ^ "News". IPS News. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "The Fight between Iran's Neoconservatives and Conservatives". Council on Foreign Relations. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Exclusive: Iran’s rulers amass fortunes through sleaze". Iran Focus. 2 February 2006. Retrieved 22 August 2013. 
Legal offices
Preceded by
Abdolkarim Mousavi Ardebili
Head of judiciary of Islamic Republic of Iran
Succeeded by
Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi