Gholam-Hossein Elham

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Gholam Hossein Elham
Gholam-Hossein Elham 2016.jpg
Gholam Hossein Elham, 2016
Minister of Justice
In office
15 January 2007 – 9 August 2009
Acting: 28 December 2006 – 15 January 2007
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded by Jamal Karimi-Rad
Succeeded by Morteza Bakhtiari
Chief of Staff of the President of Iran
In office
10 August 2005 – 30 July 2009
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded by Ali Khatami
Succeeded by Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei
Spokesperson of the Government of Iran
In office
1 November 2011 – 2 August 2013
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded by Shamseddin Hosseini and Mohammad Reza Rahimi
Succeeded by Mohammad Bagher Nobakht
In office
6 August 2005 – 25 August 2009
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Preceded by Abdollah Ramezanzadeh
Succeeded by Shamseddin Hosseini and Mohammad Reza Rahimi
Personal details
Born 1959 (age 57–58)
Andimeshk, Khuzestan Province, Iran[1]
Political party Front of Islamic Revolution Stability[2]
Spouse(s) Fatemeh Rajabi
Alma mater Tarbiat Modares University
Religion Islam
Awards Order of Khedmat.png Order of Service (2nd class)[3]

Gholam-Hossein Elham (Persian: غلامحسین الهام‎‎, born 1959) is an Iranian politician who held several posts during the term of the former President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad.

Early life[edit]

Elham was born in western Iran in 1959.[4] He holds a PhD in criminology from Tarbiat Modares University.[4]

Career[edit]

Elham was a member of the Guardian Council from 2003 to 2008[4] and also held the post of spokesperson of the council.[5] He served as government spokesperson during the first term of the former President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad.[6]

He was appointed minister of justice upon the death of Jamal Karimi-Rad.[7] He was in office until 2009 when Morteza Bakhtiari replaced him in the post.[7] Elham served as Ahmedinejad's representative to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting's supervisory council.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Elham's spouse, Fatemeh Rajabi, is a journalist known for her support for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and also for her fierce criticism of former-presidents Akbar Rafsanjani and Mohammad Khatami.[8][6]

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External links[edit]

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