As a consequence of Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 206/2013, Her Majesty’s Treasury has added 9 individuals:
1. EMADI, HAMID, REZA
a.k.a: EMADI, Hamidreza
Position: Press TV Newsroom Director
Other Information: Place of work: Press TV HQ, Tehran. Independent regulator OFCOM fined Press TV in the UK £100,000 for broadcasting the forced confession of Iranian- Canadian journalist and film-maker Maziar Bahari in 2011, which was filmed in prison whilst Bahari was under duress. DOB is approximate.
Group ID: 12854.
2. HAMLBAR, RAHIM
Position: Judge of Branch 1 of Tabriz Revolutionary Court Group ID: 12855.
3. JAFARI, ASADOLLAH
Position: Prosecutor of Mazandaran Province Group ID: 12853.
4. KHORAMABADI, ABDOLSAMAD
Position: Head of Commission to Determine the Instances of Criminal Content
Other Information: The Commission to Determine the Instances of Criminal Content is a govermental organization in charge of online censorship and cyber crime.
Group ID: 12865.
5. KIASATI, MORTEZA
Position: Judge of the Ahwaz Revolutionary Court, Branch 4 Group ID: 12850.
6. MOUSSAVI, SEYED, MOHAMMAD, BAGHER Position: Ahwaz Revolutionary Court judge, Branch 2 Group ID: 12851.
7. MUSAVI-TABAR, SEYYED, REZA
Position: Head of the Revolutionary Prosecution of Shiraz Group ID: 12856.
8. RASHIDI AGHDAM, ALI, ASHRAF
Position: Head of Evin Prison
Other Information: Appointed Head of Evin Prison around June/July 2012. Group ID: 12849.
9. SARAFRAZ, MOHAMMAD Title: Dr
a.k.a: SARAFRAZ, Haj-agha
Position: Head of IRIB World Service and Press TV
Other Information: Place of work: IRIB and Press TV HQ, Tehran. Responsible for all programming decisions. Closely associated with the state security apparatus. Under his direction Press TV, along with IRIB, has worked with the Iranian security services and prosecutors to broadcast forced confessions of detainees, including that of Iranian- Canadian journalist and film-maker Maziar Bahari, in the weekly programme “Iran Today”. Independent broadcast regulator OFCOM fined Press TV in the UK £100,000 for broadcasting Bahari’s confession in 2011, which was filmed in prison whilst Bahari was under duress. DOB is approximate.
Group ID: 12852.
and 1 entity:
1. CENTER TO INVESTIGATE ORGANIZED CRIME a.k.a: (1) CYBER CRIME OFFICE
(2) CYBER POLICE Address: Tehran, Iran
Other Information: The Iranian Cyber Police is a unit of the Islamic Republic of Iran Police, founded in January 2011, headed by Esmail Ahmadi-Moqaddam. Website: http://www.cyberpolice.ir .
Group ID: 12864.
to its Iranian sanctions list.
As a technical matter, Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 206/2013 amends Annex I of Council Regulation (EU) No 359/2011. The Regulation is the one that specifies Iranian sanctions, and the Annex lists the affected persons and organizations.
It is interesting to note that this is the first EU update in almost a year – the last one was on March 23, 2012.
I’ve also included a link to the UK Iranian sanctions regulations below.