Human Rights Violator: Mohammad Hossein Zibayi Behzad

Full Name:

Mohammad Hossein Zibayi-Behzad (a.k.a. Hossein Nejat)

Biography:

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.

Positions:

⦁ 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,[1] by arresting and threatening protesters, journalists,[2] civil society and political activists,[3] and ethnic and religious minorities.[4]

  • 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.[5]

  • 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. [6]

[1] https://justice4iran.org/persian/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nejat-131.pdf

[2] https://justice4iran.org/persian/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nejat-9.pdf

[3] https://justice4iran.org/persian/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nejat-10.pdf ; https://justice4iran.org/persian/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nejat-13.pdf

[4]  https://justice4iran.org/persian/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nejat-11.pdf ; https://justice4iran.org/persian/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nejat-12.pdf

[5] https://justice4iran.org/persian/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nejat-six.pdf

[6]https://justice4iran.org/persian/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/nejat-8.pdf





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