Mohammad Beheshti

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Mohammad Hosseini Beheshti
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Chief Justice of Iran
Head of Supreme Court of Iran
In office
23 February 1980 – 28 June 1981
Appointed byRuhollah Khomeini
Succeeded byAbdul-Karim Mousavi Ardebili
Member of the Assembly of Experts for Constitution
In office
15 August 1979 – 15 November 1979
ConstituencyTehran Province
Majority1,547,550 (60.93%)
Personal details
Born(1928-10-24)24 October 1928
Isfahan, Imperial State of Persia
Died28 June 1981(1981-06-28) (aged 52)
Tehran, Iran
Resting placeHafte Tir Mausoleum
NationalityIranian
Political partyIslamic Republican Party
Spouse(s)Ezatolsharia Modares Motlagh[1]
Children4
Alma materUniversity of Tehran
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Mohammad Hosseini Beheshti (Persian: سیّد محمد حسینی بهشتی; 24 October 1928 – 28 June 1981) was an Iranian jurist, philosopher, cleric and politician.[2] Beheshti helped create Iran's post-revolution constitution.[3]

Beheshti was assassinated on 28 June 1981, in the Hafte tir bombing by the People's Mujahedin of Iran (MEK).[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "خادم بقعه شهید بهشتی اهل مزار شریف هست". farsnews. Archived from the original on 3 April 2019. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  2. "BEHESHTI WAS SEEN AS NO. 2 FIGURE IN IRAN AFTER THE ISLAMIC REVOLUTION". The New York Times. 1981-06-29.
  3. "Mohammad Hosayn Beheshti". britannica. Retrieved 24 October 2003.
  4. Rubin, Barry M.; Rubin, Judith Colp (2008), "The Iranian Revolution and The War in Afghanistan", Chronologies of Modern Terrorism, M.E. Sharpe, p. 246, ISBN 9780765622068, In Tehran, Iran, a bomb set by the Mujahideen-e Khalq (MEK), a leftist group with a philosophy combining Marxism and Islam, explodes at the headquarters of the ruling Islamic Republican Party, killing 73 people, including the party's founder, chief justice Ayatollah Mohammad Beheshti, four cabinet ministers and 23 parliament members.