President of Iran - Dishonorable Mention

We are including Ebrahim Raisi on the list as a Dishonorable Mention due to his material support of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. His decision to supply Russia with Shahed-129, Shahed-131 (RU: Geran-1), Shahed-136 (RU: Geran-2), Mohajer-6, and Arash-2 drones drastically altered the course of the war, and is responsible for untold casualties on both sides.

Cargo ID: #1280

Call Sign: "Butcher of Tehran" (Мясник из Тегерана)

For his role on "death committee" during the 1988 executions of Iranian political prisoners, he became known as the "Butcher of Tehran". He was sanctioned by the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control in accordance with Executive Order 13876. He was accused of crimes against humanity by international human rights organizations and United Nations special rapporteurs.

Birth Name: Ebrahim Raisolsadati

Russian Name: Эбрахим Раиси (Эбрахим Раисолсадати)

Ebrahim's Signature

Education: Ayatollah Boroujerdi School; Motahari University (he claimed to have received a doctorate degree from this school, but that is disputed)

Raisi's exact religious qualification was a "sore point" for him. For a while prior to investigation by the Iranian media, he referred to himself as "Ayatollah" on his personal website. However, after the media publicized his lack of formal religious education and credentials, Raisi ceased claiming to hold the aforementioned rank. After this investigation and criticism he refered to himself as hojat-ol-eslam, a clerical rank immediately beneath that of Ayatollah. Raisi subsequently again declared himself an Ayatollah shortly before the 2021 presidential election. The decree by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei appointing him as President, refers to him as a hojat-ol-eslam.

Date of Birth: December 14, 1960 (age: 63 years)

Place of Birth: Noghan district, Mashhad, Iran

Date of Death: May 19, 2024

Place of Death: Dizmar Forest, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran (via Helicopter Crash)

On May 19th, 2024, President Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian [Cargo ID #1279], Governor-General of East Azerbaijan Malek Rahmati, the Supreme Leader's Representative in East Azerbaijan Mohammad Ali Ale-Hashem, and Raisi's head of security departed for Tabriz by helicopter. Their aircraft was crewed by two military pilots holding the rank of colonel and a flight technician with the rank of major, and was part of a convoy of three helicopters.

At around 13:30 IRST (UTC+03:30), the helicopter crashed approximately 2 kilometers (1.2 mi) south west of the village of Uzi in the Dizmar Forest region. With the exception of its tail, the helicopter was completely destroyed in the impact. Search operations ended on May 20th, following the recovery of the bodies of those on board. Many of the bodies were found to be in a charred condition, but were still identifiable visually.

Mohammad Ali Ale-Hashem, the Friday Prayer Imam of Tabriz, was the only survivor of the crash itself. He lived for an hour after the crash made contact with the president's office. Ale-Hashem had been in contact twice and had described his own condition as "bad" but could hear ambulances nearby. He died before the rescue teams could reach him.

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