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January 28, 2022: OFSI amends 48, removes 4 from Iranian human rights sanctions

On Friday, UK regulators removed the following persons:

1. ZARGAR, Ahmad
Position: (1) Head of the ‘Organization for the Preservation of Morality’ (2) Judge at the 2nd branch of the Special Economic Corruption Court Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): IHR0007 Date designated on UK Sanctions List: 31/12/2020 (UK Statement of Reasons): Head of the ‘Organization for the Preservation of Morality’. Former judge, Tehran Appeals Court, branch 36. He confirmed long-term jail warrants and death warrants against protesters. (Gender): Male Listed on: 14/04/2011 Last Updated: 31/12/2020 28/12/2022 Group ID: 11803.

2. HADDAD, Hassan
a.k.a: DEHNAVI, Hassan, Zareh Position: Former Deputy Safety Officer of Teheran Revolutionary Court. Former Judge, Tehran Revolutionary Court, branch 26 Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): IHR0036 Date designated on UK Sanctions List: 31/12/2020 (UK Statement of Reasons): Former Deputy Safety Officer of Tehran Revolutionary Court. Former Judge, Tehran Revolutionary Court, branch 26. He was in charge of the detainee cases related to the post-election crises and regularly threatened families of detainees in order to silence them. He has been instrumental in issuing detention orders to the Kahrizak Detention Centre in 2009.In November 2014, his role in the deaths of detainees was officially recognised by the Iranian authorities. (Gender): Male Listed on: 14/04/2011 Last Updated: 31/12/2020 28/12/2022 Group ID: 11792.

3. HEJAZI, Mohammad
DOB: --/--/1956. POB: Ispahan Position: IRGC General. Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): IHR0053 Date designated on UK Sanctions List: 31/12/2020 (UK Statement of Reasons): IRGC-General, he has played a key role in intimidating and threatening Iran's ‘enemies’. Former Head of the IRGC's Sarollah Corps in Tehran, and former Head of the Basij Forces, he played a central role in the post-election crackdown of protesters in 2009. Listed on: 12/10/2011 Last Updated: 31/12/2020 28/12/2022 Group ID: 12182.

4. FIRUZABADI, Seyyed Hasan
Title: Maj-Gen DOB: (1) 03/02/1951. (2) 02/02/1951. POB: Mashad a.k.a: FIRUZABADI, Dr, Seyyed, Hassan Nationality: Iranian Position: Military advisor to the Supreme Leader, Member of the Expediency Council., Former Chief of Staff of Iran's Armed Forces (1989 to 2016) Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): IHR0079 Date designated on UK Sanctions List: 31/12/2020 (UK Statement of Reasons): As Chief of Staff of Iran's Armed Forces (1989 to 2016), he was the highest military commander responsible for directing all military divisions and policies, including the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and police. In 2009, forces under his formal chain of command brutally suppressed peaceful protestors and perpetrated mass detentions. Also member of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) and the Expediency Council. (Gender): Male Listed on: 12/10/2011 Last Updated: 31/12/2020 28/12/2022 Group ID: 12179.

from its Iranian human rights sanctions program, and amended 48 current designations (47 individual and 1 entity) – see the PDF for details.

BTW, yes, OFSI got the Last Updated dates on all of these wrong – they put in a December date, when obviously they meant January…. I guess we will get another notice with the right dates.

Link:

OFSI Notice

Categories: Human Rights Sanctions Iranian Sanctions OFSI Updates Sanctions Lists

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