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Abdul-Karim Mousavi Ardebili
عبدالکریم موسوی اردبیلی
آیت الله موسوی اردبیلی در آخرین روزهای عمر خود در قم.jpg
Chief Justice of Iran
In office
28 June 1981 – 30 June 1989
Appointed by Ruhollah Khomeini
Preceded by Mohammad Beheshti
Succeeded by Mohammad Yazdi
Member of the Assembly of Experts
In office
5 November 1979 – 1 December 1991
Succeeded by Reza Ostadi
Personal details
Born 28 January 1926
Ardebil, Iran
Died 23 November 2016 (age 90)
Nationality Iranian
Political party Independent
Other political
Islamic Republican Party[1]

Abdul-Karim Mousavi Ardebili (Persian: عبدالکریم موسوی اردبیلی; January 28, 1926 - November 23, 2016) was an Iranian politician and Muslim leader. He served as the head of legal system of Iran for about 8 years after terror of Dr. Beheshti until death of Khomeini. He was a marja of the Twelver branch of Shia Islam.

He was born in Ardabil. He died in Tehran on 23 November 2016.


  1. Asayesh, Hossein; Adlina Ab. Halim; Jayum A. Jawan; Seyedeh Nosrat Shojaei (March 2011). "Political Party in Islamic Republic of Iran: A Review". Journal of Politics and Law 4 (1). Retrieved 29 July 2013.