Mohammad Hossein Zibayi-Behzad (a.k.a. Hossein Nejat)
Mohammad Hossein Zibayi-Behzad was born in 1955 in the city of Shiraz. He has held various positions of authority in the state’s intelligence and security agencies.
⦁ Member of the IRGC
⦁ Member of the IRGC Intelligence Unit
⦁ Member of the Office of Security at “Khatam al-Anbiya” IRGC headquarters until the end of the Iran-Iraq War in 1988
⦁ Member of the General Staff of The Armed Forces
⦁ Parliamentary Deputy of the Ministry of Defence
⦁ Inspector at the IRGC
⦁ Plans and Programs Officer at the IRGC for two years
⦁ Coordinating Deputy of the Joint Staff of the IRGC from 1994 to December 1996
⦁ Deputy Chief of the Joint Staff of the IRGC from December 1996 until 1998
⦁ Commander at the “Sarallah” IRGC headquarter estimated from 1998 until October 2000
⦁ Officer of Social and Political Affairs at the Secretariat of the Supreme National Security Council
⦁ Deputy Commander of Social and Cultural Affairs at the IRGC
⦁ Vice President of the Intelligence Unit at the IRGC from 2016 until presentH
Human Rights Violations (in chronological order):
While occupying various positions of authority in the state’s intelligence and security agencies, Mohammad Hossein Zibayi-Behzad has violated human rights by becoming involved in the suppression of dissent, by arresting and threatening protesters, journalists, civil society and political activists, and ethnic and religious minorities.
- The 1999 Student Protests
As the Commander of the IRGC’s Sarallah, Zibayi-Behzad is responsible for the violent suppression of at least 300 students, when forces under his command attacked University of Tehran dormitories in July 1999.
- The 2009 Post-election Protests
In 2009, as Officer of Social and Political Affairs at the Secretariat of the Supreme National Security Council, Zibayi-Behzad defended the arrests of protests leaders and advocated for trying them.   https://justice4iran.org/persian/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nejat-131.pdf https://justice4iran.org/persian/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nejat-9.pdf  https://justice4iran.org/persian/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nejat-10.pdf ; https://justice4iran.org/persian/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nejat-13.pdf  https://justice4iran.org/persian/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nejat-11.pdf ; https://justice4iran.org/persian/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nejat-12.pdf  https://justice4iran.org/persian/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nejat-six.pdf https://justice4iran.org/persian/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nejat-8.pdf
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