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Human Rights Violator: Hojjatoleslam Gholamreza Mansouri

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Full Name:

Hojjatoleslam Gholamreza Mansouri

Biography:

No information is available about his birth and education.

Positions:

  • Head of Branch 9 of the State Public Prosecutor’s Office
  • Head of the Culture and Media Court of the Islamic Republic from an unkown date until April 15, 2013
  • Head of the District 3 Prosecutor’s Office of Tehran from March 2013 to present

Human Rights Violations (in chronological order) :

As Head of Branch 9 of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, Hojjatoleslam Gholamreza Mansouri has been involved in various human rights violations.

  • Arrest and repression of journalists

Hojjatoleslam Gholamreza Mansouri issued a detention order for the arrest of 16 journalists in 2012. Multiple groups of witnesses reported that Ministry of Intelligence forces raided of Etemad, a reformist newspaper in Tehran, and arrested the newspaper’s staff.

  • Internet censorship

In September 2012, Hojjatoleslam Gholamreza Mansouri issued orders to seize the headquarters of Shargh, an independent daily newspaper, and detain its Editor in Chief, because of a cartoon.

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