Obstacles to Democracy

What do we know about Iran’s Guardian Council and its role in legislation and elections?

April 6, 2020

Mohammad Yazdi, Jurist

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
March 23, 2020

Sadegh Amoli Larijani, Jurist

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.