Few clerics have been as vocal in their attacks on powerful figures as Mohammad Yazdi (محمد یزدی) and remained safe. Yazdi has managed to go after a number of prominent clerics without ever being held accountable for his comments. He has always enjoyed the support of the Supreme Leader
Sadegh Amoli Larijani (صادق آملی لاریجانی) is just one of five brothers with powerful positions in the Islamic Republic of Iran. For several years, the Larijani brothers were particular favorites of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khameini, who was ready to appoint them to any empty post.
Like his father before him, Mehdi Shabzedehdar dedicated his life to becoming an Islamic jurist. Both sides of Shabzendehdar’s family are made up of clerics and revolutionary activists with close ties to the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran.