Cases of Human Rights Violatiors

Human Rights Violator: Aziz HajMohammadi

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Full Name:

Noorollah Azizmohammadi (a.k.a. Aziz Hajmohammadi)

Biography:

Noorollah Azizmohammadi was born in Tehran in 1948 . He holds a bachelor’s degree in legal studies and entered the state’s judiciary in 1971.

Positions:

– Chief of the Independent Court District of Shahrebabak

– Head of Judiciary for the city of Sirjan from 1982 to 1989

– Head of Judiciary for the city of Takestan in 1989

– Magistrate in the city of Ghadim

– Chief Justice in the city of Baft, Keman Province

– Chief of the Rafsanjan Court

– Prosecutor for the City of Sirjan

– Judge at Branch 1 of the Evin Court in 2009

– Judge at Branch 71 of the Tehran Provincial Criminal Court from 2003 to possibly 2016

– Presently a legal associate at a court

Human Rights Violations:

As a judge in Tehran Province, Noorollah Azizmohammadi sentenced Sattar Shirani to execution. Shirani was 17 years-old at the time of the crime.

As a former judge at Branch 1 of the Evin Court, and as a current judge at Branch 71 of the Tehran Provincial Criminal Court, Noorollah Azizmohammadi has presided over several trials of demonstrators, inter alia that of Abdol-Reza Ghanbari, a teacher arrested in January 2010 and sentenced to death for his political activities. The prison of the Evin Court which Aziz Mohammadi presided over, is a site where some accused prisoners are known to have been tortured and forced to make false statements.

On 10 October 2011, the European Union published the names of 29 officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran, including Aziz Hajmohammadi, whom the E.U. asserts are “responsible for serious human rights violations” and is thus subjecting to travel bans and asset freezes. [1]

 

[1] EU Council statement  on 10 October 2011