Human Rights Violator:   Mehrdad omidi

Name:

Mehrdad Omidi

Human rights violations:

Head of the Computer Crimes Unit of the Iranian Police.
He is responsible for thousands of investigations and indictments of reformists and political opponents using the Internet. He is thus responsible for grave human rights violations in the repression of persons who speak out in defence of their legitimate rights, including freedom of expression.

on 10 October 2011, the European Union published the names of 17 officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran including Mehrdad Omidi   whom the E.U. asserts are responsible for serious human rights violations” and is thus subjecting to travel bans and asset freezes. 1

[1] EU Council statement 10 October 2011

 

 

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