Alireza Avayi

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Alireza Avayi
سید علیرضا آوایی.jpg
Minister of Justice
Assumed office
20 August 2017
PresidentHassan Rouhani
Preceded byMostafa Pourmohammadi
Personal details
Seyyed Alireza Avayi

(1956-05-20) 20 May 1956 (age 62)
Dezful, Iran[1]
Alma materUniversity of Tehran[1]

Seyyed Alireza Avayi (Persian: سید علیرضا آوایی‎; born 20 May 1956 in Dezful, Iran) is an Iranian prosecutor and conservative[2] politician, who has been justice minister since 20 August 2017. He gained vote of confidence from the parliament with 244 yeas, 18 nays, 23 abstentions and 3 invalid votes.[3]


Avayi served most of his career in the judiciary, being appointed as the prosecutor general of his native Dezful in the eve of Iranian Revolution in 1979 and holding the same office in Ahvaz in 1988.[1] In 1988, Avayi was the prosecutor general in Dezful involving the 1988 executions of Iranian political prisoners.[4] Between 1994 and 2002, he was the most senior judiciary official in the provinces of Lorestan, Markazi and Isfahan, before assuming the position in Tehran Province from 2005 to 2014.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Hassan Rouhani's cabinet is complete. Here's the full list", Tehran Times, 8 August 2017, retrieved 8 August 2017
  2. ^ Raz Zimmt (10 August 2017), "The Second Rouhani Government: Public Demands and Presidential Constraints", INSS Insight, The Institute for National Security Studies (963), retrieved 20 August 2017
  3. ^ "Almost All Ministers Proposed by Rouhani Receive Vote of Confidence", Iran Front Page, 20 August 2017, retrieved 20 August 2017
  4. ^ "Blood-soaked secrets with Iran's 1998 Prison Massacres are ongoing crimes against humanity" (PDF). Retrieved December 14, 2018.