Mohammad Pakpour

Mohammad Pakpour
محمد پاکپور
PhD in Political Geography
24 Nov 2020
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These violations may only be part of the human rights violations that this person has been involved in. The investigation into this person's human rights record is ongoing.
On 24 June, 2019, the US Treasury Department added Pakpour to its list of human rights sanctions for his role in suppressing Syrian people. Based on this decision, Pakpoor's assets in the United States or under the control of American companies and banks anywhere in the world have been blocked and he has been banned from entering the United States. On 12 April 2021, the Council of the European Union added 8 Iranian officials including Mohammad  Pakpour, to its list of human rights sanctions for their role in widespread and grave violations of the rights of Iranian citizens. According to the EU statement, “as Commander in Chief of the IRGC’s Ground Forces, which have used lethal force against unarmed protesters and other civilians, Mohammad Pakpour bears responsibility for serious human rights violations in Iran.” As a result of these sanctions, Pakpour has been banned from entering the EU and his assets in the EU have been frozen.