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Human Rights Violator: Ahmad Amirabadi-Farahani

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Ahmad Amirabadi-Farahani, human rights violator

Full Name:
Ahmad Amirabadi-Farahani

Background:
Ahmad Amirabadi-Farahani was born in 1973 in Farahan, Markazi Province, Iran. He holds a master’s degree in Financial Management and Planning.

Positions:

  • Board Member at Qom Islamic Council
  • Board Member at Red Crescent Assembly of Qom province
  • Jury Board Member at The Press Court of Qom Province
  • Member of the Basij Faculty of Qom Province universities
  • Member of the Education Council of Qom Province
  • Director of the Cultural Branch of the IRGC in Qom District
  • Central Council member of the Student Basij at Farabi College in Qom
  • Representative of Qom and member of the Committee on Planning, Budget and Calculations during the 9th session of the Parliament
  • Representative of Qom and member of the Leadership Board at the 10th session of the Parliament

Human Rights Violations:
During his tenures in various high-ranking positions, Ahmad Amirabadi-Farahani has become complicit in multiple serious human rights violations by using his authority to incite violence against members of the public and by calling for free speech censorship.

  • Protest Suppression
    Ahmad Amirabadi-Farahani played a major role in suppressing the December 2017-January 2018 nationwide protests. On 22 December 2017, Parliament Leadership Board member he said, in a Channel 2 network broadcast, that the protesters are ‘thugs’ and a ‘mob’ with ties to the governments of the United States of America, Saudi Arabia, and Israel. On 5 January 2018, he gave a speech at the Friday Prayer in Qom, during which he claimed that imprisoned dual-nationals are responsible for ‘street havoc’.

  • Religious Persecution
    In his 20 February 2018 statement to the Parliament as its Leadership Board member, Amirabadi-Farahani called upon judicial authorities to deal ‘quickly’ and ‘determinedly’ with the Gonabadi Dervishes sect, after their brutal arrests during the 7th Golestan Street raid.

  • Social Media Censorship
    In 2018, as a member of the Parliament’s Leadership Board, Farahani called for authorities to replace Telegram, the country’s most popular messaging application, with a domestic version—submitting that Telegram has caused ‘insecurity’ and ‘infiltration’ in the Parliament.