April 13, 2017: EU, HMT amend 19 persons under Iran Human Rights Sanctions

Yesterday, Her Majesty’s Treasury (HMT) implemented Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2017/685 by amending the following 19 individual listings under the Iran human rights sanctions program: 

  1. ABBASZADEH-MESHKINI, Mahmoud
    Position:
    Governor of Ilam Province Secretary of the Human Right Council Other Information: Former Governor of Ilam Province. Former Interior Ministry’s political director. Listed on: 12/10/2011 Last Updated: 14/04/2014 13/04/2017 Group ID: 12174.
     
  2. AKHARIAN, Hassan
    Position:
    Keeper of Ward 1 of Radjaishahr prison, Karadj Other Information: Former keeper of Ward 1 of Radjaishahr prison, Karadj. Listed on: 12/10/2011 Last Updated: 12/10/2011 13/04/2017 Group ID: 12176.
     
  3. AVAEE, Seyyed Ali-Reza
    a.k.a:
    AVAEE, Seyyed, Alireza Position: President of Tehran Judiciary Director of the special investigations office. Other Information: Until July 2016 deputy Minister of Interior and head of the Public register. Advisor to the Disciplinary Court for Judges since April 2014. Former President of the Tehran Judiciary. Listed on: 12/10/2011 Last Updated: 12/10/2011 13/04/2017 Group ID: 12177.
     
  4. BAHRAMI, Mohammad-Kazem
    Position:
    Head of the judiciary branch of the armed forces Head of the administrative justice court Listed on: 12/10/2011 Last Updated: 12/10/2011 13/04/2017 Group ID: 12197.
     
  5. FAHRADI, Ali
    Position:
    Deputy head of Inspectorate of Legal Affairs and Public Inspection of the Ministry of Justice of Tehran. Prosecutor of Karaj Listed on: 29/03/2012 Last Updated: 29/03/2012 13/04/2017 Group ID: 12657.
     
  6. FIRUZABADI, Seyyed Hasan
    Title:
    Maj-Gen Dr DOB: 03/02/1951. POB: Mashad a.k.a: (1) FIROUZABADI, Seyed, Hassan (2) FIROUZABADI, Seyyed, Hasan (3) FIRUZABADI, Seyed,
    Hassan
    Position: Chief of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces Member of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) and the Expediency Council Other Information: Former Chief of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces. Listed on: 12/10/2011 Last Updated: 14/04/2014 13/04/2017 Group ID: 12179. 
  1. GANJI, Mostafa Barzegar
    Position:
    Prosecutor-General of Qom Other Information: Former Prosecutor- General of Qom. Likely to be currently in a process of reassignment to another function. Listed on: 12/10/2011 Last Updated: 12/10/2011 13/04/2017 Group ID: 12180.
     
  2. HABIBI, Mohammad Reza
    Position: Head of the Ministry of Justice Office in Yazd Other Information: Former Deputy Prosecutor of Isfahan. Likely to be currently in a process of reassignment to another function. Listed on: 12/10/2011 Last Updated: 13/04/2016 13/04/2017 Group ID: 12181.
     
  3. HEJAZI, Mohammad
    DOB:
    –/–/1956. POB: Isfahan Ispahan Position: Head of the IRGC’s Sarollah Corps in Tehran General in Pasdaran Other Information: Former Head of the IRGC’s Sarollah Corps in Tehran. Former Head of the Basij Forces. Listed on: 12/10/2011 Last Updated: 12/10/2011 13/04/2017 Group ID: 12182.
     
  4. KAMALIAN, Behrouz
    DOB:
    –/–/1983. POB: Tehran Position: Head of the IRGC-linked ‘Ashiyaneh’ cyber group Other Information: Also referred to as ‘Hackers Brain’. Listed on: 12/10/2011 Last Updated: 12/10/2011 13/04/2017 Group ID: 12187.
     
  5. MALEKI, Mojtaba
    Position:
    Prosecutor of Kermanshah Deputy head of the Ministry of Justice in the Khorasan Razavi province Other Information: Former Prosecutor of Kermanshah. Listed on: 12/10/2011 Last Updated: 12/10/2011 13/04/2017 Group ID: 12190.
     
  6. MORTAZAVI, Said
    DOB:
    –/–/1967. POB: Meybod, Yazd, Iran Other Information: Former Head of Iran’s Anti-smuggling Task Force. Former Prosecutor General of Tehran until Aug 2009. He was acquitted by an Iranian Court on August 19, 2015, on charges connected to the torture and deaths of three young men at the Kahrizak detention centre in 2009. Listed on: 14/04/2011 Last Updated: 14/04/2014 13/04/2017 Group ID: 11798.
     
  7. MUSAVI-TABAR, Seyyed Reza
    Position:
    Head of the Revolutionary Prosecution of Shiraz Other Information: Former Head of the Revolutionary Prosecution of Shiraz. Listed on: 12/03/2013 Last Updated: 12/03/2013 13/04/2017 Group ID: 12856.
     
  8. PIR-ABASSI, Abbas
    Position: Magistrate of a Criminal Chamber Other Information: Former Judge, Tehran Revolutionary Court, branch 26. Likely to be currently in a process of reassignment to another function. He was in charge of post-election cases. Listed on: 14/04/2011 Last Updated: 13/04/2016 13/04/2017 Group ID: 11799.
     
  9. RASHIDI AGHDAM, Ali Ashraf
    Position:
    Head of Evin Prison Other Information: Appointed Former Head of Evin Prison, around June/July appointed in mid-2012. Listed on: 12/03/2013 Last Updated: 12/03/2013 13/04/2017 Group ID: 12849.
16. REZVANMANESH REZVANMA-NESH, Ali
Position:
Deputy Prosecutor, province of Karaj, region of Alborz Listed on: 29/03/2012 Last Updated: 29/03/2012 13/04/2017 Group ID: 12658. 
  1. SALARKIA, Mahmoud
    Position:
    Head of the Petrol and Transport commission of the City of Tehran Director of Tehran Football Club ‘Persepolis’. Other Information: Former Director of Tehran Football Club ‘Persepolis’. Former Deputy to the Prosecutor General of Tehran for Prison Affairs. Listed on: 12/10/2011 Last Updated: 14/04/2014 13/04/2017 Group ID: 12192.
     
  2. SARAFRAZ, Mohammad
    Title:
    Dr DOB: –/–/1963. POB: Tehran a.k.a: SARAFRAZ, Haj-
    agha
    Address: Tehran. Position: Head of IRIB World Service and Press TV Member of the Supreme Cyberspace Council. 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. Former president of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB). Former Head of IRIB World Service and Press TV. DOB is approximate. Listed on: 12/03/2013 Last Updated: 12/03/2013 13/04/2017 Group ID: 12852.
     
  3. TALA, Hossein
    a.k.a:
    TALA, Hosseyn Position: Head of the Iranian Tobacco Company. Other Information: Deputy Former Governor General (‘Farmandar’) of Tehran Province until Sept 2010. Former Iranian MP. Listed on: 12/10/2011 Last Updated: 12/10/2011 13/04/2017 Group ID: 12194. 

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HMT Notice

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2017/685