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Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi
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Chairman of Expediency Discernment Council
In office
14 August 2017 – 24 December 2018
Appointed by Ali Khamenei
Preceded by Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
Succeeded by Sadeq Larijani
Chairman of the Assembly of Experts
Acting
In office
21 October 2014 – 10 March 2015
Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei
Preceded by Reza Mahdavi Kani
Succeeded by Mohammad Yazdi
Chief Justice of Iran
In office
14 August 1999 – 14 August 2009
Appointed by Ali Khamenei
Preceded by Mohammad Yazdi
Succeeded by Sadeq Larijani
Member of Assembly of Experts
In office
24 February 1999 – 24 December 2018
Constituency Razavi Khorasan Province
Majority 1,499,109
Personal details
Born (1948-08-15)15 August 1948
Najaf, Iraq
Died 24 December 2018(2018-12-24) (aged 70)
Tehran, Iran
Citizenship Iranian and Iraqi
Political party Society of Seminary Teachers of Qom
Islamic Dawa Party

Ayatollah Seyyed Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi (15 August 1948 – 24 December 2018) was an Iranian politician. He was the Chief Justice of Iran from 1999 to 2009. He was born in Najaf, Iraq.

Ayatollah Shahroudi was best known for ordering a moratorium on stoning as a form of the death penalty. However, later it was shown that executions by stoning are still being carried out, in spite of his claims that they have stopped. Stoning is still happening inside prisons, where the public cannot see it.

From August 2017 to December 2018, Shahroudi was Chairman of Expediency Discernment Council.

He died on 24 December 2018 from cancer in Tehran at the age of 70.

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