Bodyguards protecting “Sayyid Ahmad Alamolhoda” in Mashhad
Sayyid Ahmad Alamolhoda is a Shia cleric who has been described as “senior” and “conservative” and “hardline.” His rank has been given both as Hojjatoleslam and Ayatollah. He is the Friday Prayer leader in Mashhad, and is also that city’s representative in the Assembly of Experts. Alamolhoda is a member of Combatant Clergy Association. Alamolhoda name appeared in the international media as a speaker at a December 30, 2009 rally held in favor of the Islamic regime, where he was quoted as calling opponents of the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei In comments broadcast on state TV.