Human rights violations:
Keeper of Ward 1 of Radjaishahr prison, Karadj. Several former detainees have denounced the use of torture by him, as well as orders he gave to prevent inmates receiving medical assistance. According to a transcript of one reported detainee in the Radjaishahr prison, wardens all beat him severely, with Akharian’s full knowledge.
There is also at least one reported case of the death of a detainee, Mohsen Beikvand, under Akharian’s wardenship.
On 10 October 2011, the European Union published the names of 29 officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran including Hassan Akharian whom the E.U. asserts are “responsible for serious human rights violations” and is thus subjecting to travel bans and asset freezes.