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Sadeq Larijani

Personal data
Date of birth12 March 1960(age 56)
Place of birthNajaf, Iraq
Political partyCombatant Clergy Association
ReligionTwelver Shi'a Islam
Chief Justice of Iran
Assumed office30 June 2009
Appointed byAli Khamenei
Preceded byMahmoud Shahroudi
Member of Assembly of Experts
Assumed office15 December 1998
ConstituencyMazandaran Amol

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Ayatollah Sadegh Ardeshir Amoli Larijani (Persian: صادق اردشیر آملی لاریجانی; born 12 March 1960, Najaf, Iraq) is an Iranian cleric, politician and current head of the judicial system of Iran.

Larijani served as one of the 12 members of the Guardian Council of the Islamic Republic of Iran for eight years. Described as "relatively junior" or "inexperienced cleric" with "close ties to Iran's military and intelligence agencies", he was appointed head of the judicial system of Iran by supreme leader Ali Khamenei on August 15, 2009. Larijani condemned protesters and those who expressed doubts in the 2009 presidential election results, calling the protests as "illegal" and any doubts "baseless".

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