Human rights violations:
Main figure responsible for censorship as vice minister in charge of the press up to December 2010, he was directly responsible for the closure of many reform[ist] newspapers (Etemad, Etemad-e Melli, Shargh, etc.), closure of the Independent Press Syndicate, and the intimidation and arrest of journalists.
on 23 March 2012, the European Union published the names of 17 officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran including MohammadAli Ramin whom the E.U. asserts are “responsible for serious human rights violations” and is thus subjecting to travel bans and asset freezes.  EU Council statement on 23 March 2012