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Human Rights Violator: Mostafa Mohammad Najjar

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Full Name:

Mostafa Mohammad Najjar

Biography:

Mostafa Mohammad Najjar was born in 1955 in the city of Shiraz. He has occupied various positions of authority in the state’s intelligence and security agencies.

Positions:

  • Chief Evaluator at the General Command of the IRGC headquarters for Sistan and Baluchistan Province
  • Head of the IRGC Commissariat in 1981
  • Vice Chief of Warfare at the IRGC during the 1980s
  • Manager at the “Hadid” industrial complex
  • Head of the Office of Technical Support and Equipment at “Kolahdooz,” “Iman Ali,” and “Shahid Rajaei” industrial complexes
  • Executive Deputy of Affairs at the Warfare, Ammunition, and Metallurgy industrial complex of the Defense Industries Organization from 1986 to 2007
  • Chairman of the Executive Board at the Warfare Industrial Group of the Defense Industries Organization
  • Chief of the Warfare Industrial Group of the Defense Industries Organization
  • Minister of Defense between 2005 and 2009
  • Minister of Interior between 2009 and 2013
  • Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Police Affairs at the Armed Forces from 8 November 2009 to August 2013
  • Senior Adviser to the Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces since September 2013

Human Rights Violations (in chronological order):

While occupying various positions of authority in the state’s intelligence and security agencies, Mostafa Mohammad Najjar became involved with human rights violations, through the suppression of dissent, by threatening protesters and playing a key role in their arrests and inhumane treatment. As Deputy Commander-­in-­Chief of Police Affairs at the Armed Forces, he responded to the events of the 2009 Ashura protests by having the police use deadly force against protesters and arrest hundreds.[1] On 31 December 2009, Najjar claimed the protests were of foreign origin.[2]

  • US Sanctions

On 27 September 2010, the United States Treasury Department published the names of eight more officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran including, Mostafa Mohammad Najjar,whom the U.S. asserts are responsible or complicit in serious human rights abuses and is thus subjecting to economic and travel restrictions.[3]

 

[1] https://justice4iran.org/publication/call-for-action/justice-for-iran-identifies-islamic-republic-state-authorities-responsible-for-human-rights-violations-committed-against-evin-ward-350-prisoners/

[2] https://justice4iran.org/persian/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/NAJJAR-ASHOURA.pdf

[3] https://justice4iran.org/persian/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/NAJJAR-4.pdf

 

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