Human Rights Violator: AliReza Akbarshahi

Name:

AliReza Akbarshahi

Human rights violations:

Commander of Tehran Police. His police force is responsible for the use of extrajudicial force on suspects during arrest and pre-trial detention, as reported to Human Rights Watch (HRW) by witnesses to the post-election crackdown. Tehran police were implicated in raids on Tehran university dorms in June 2009, when according to an Iranian Majlis commission, more than 100 students were injured by the police and Basiji.

On 10 October 2011, the European Union published the names of 29 officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran including AliReza Akbarshahi whom the E.U. asserts are “responsible for serious human rights violations” and is thus subjecting to travel bans and asset freezes.

 

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