Mohammad Reza Habibi
Human rights violations:
Deputy Prosecutor of Isfahan. Complicit in proceedings denying defendants a fair trial – such as Abdollah Fathi executed in May 2011 after his right to be heard and mental health issues were ignored by Habibi during his trial in March 2010. He is, therefore, complicit in a grave violation of the right to due process, contributing to the excessive and increasing use of the death penalty and a sharp increase in executions since the beginning of the year.
On 10 October 2011, the European Union published the names of 29 officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran including Mohammad Reza Habibi whom the E.U. asserts are “responsible for serious human rights violations” and is thus subjecting to travel bans and asset freezes.