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Human Rights Violator: Seyyed Mohammadreza Hashemi-Golpayegani

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Full Name:

Seyyed Mohammadreza Hashemi-Golpayegani

Biography:

Seyyed Mohammadreza Hashemi-Golpayegani was born in Najaf on 4 January 1947. He holds a Ph.D. in Medical Engineering.

Positions:

  • Member of the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution since 1983
  • Secretary of the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution from 1985 to 1993
  • Head of the Technological and Engineering Department of the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution
  • Assistant Professor of Education and Research at Amir Kabir University of Technology
  • Minister of Culture and Higher Education from 1993 to 1998
  • Member of the Audit Committee at Amir Kabir University of Technology
  • Member of the Board of Trustees at the Academy of Sciences
  • Professor of Medical Engineering at Amir Kabir University of Technology

Human Rights Violations (in chronological order):

As Secretary of the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution, Seyyed Mohammadreza Hashemi-Golpayegani played an instrumental role in preventing members of the Baha’i faith from accessing higher education. He signed a confidential document outlining restrictions on Baha’i citizens, which was sent to the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

Based on that document, the Ministry of Culture and Higher Education sent a confidential directive to all higher education institutes and universities, mandating a ban on Baha’i citizens receiving higher education.

The complaints of Baha’i university students Shayan Moghimi Firouzabad and Rosita Tashakkor were rejected by drawing on the text of this document.

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