Ayatollah Mohammadi Gilani, one of the first judges of Iran’s Revolutionary courts and a former member of the Guardian Council, died on Wednesday July 9 after a period of illness.

Mohammadi Gilani was hospitalized in Tehran on July 20 due to a lung infection.

He had served in the past 30 years as the head of the Revolutionary Court, the head of the Supreme Court, a member of Parliament in three sessions, a member of the Expediency Council and a member of the Guardian Council.

He was also reportedly involved in the arrest and death sentences of his own two sons, who were members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran.