Hassan Shahvarpour

Hassan Shahvarpour
حسن شاهوارپور
Safi Abad, Dezful
17 May 2023
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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 20 May, 2020, the US Treasury Department added Shahvarpour to its list of human rights sanctions for his role in the killing of protesters in Mahshahr. According to this decision, Shahvarpour's assets in the United States or in the control of American companies and banks have been frozen 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 Hassan Shahvarpour, 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, “Hassan Shahvarpour is responsible for commanding the forces which used machine guns against protesters and other civilians in the city of Mahshahr during the November 2019 protests. Under his command, 148 people were killed by the IRGC by heavy machine gun fire from armoured vehicles encircling fleeing protesters hiding in nearby marshes.” As a result of these sanctions, Shahvarpour has been banned from entering the EU and his assets in the EU have been frozen.