Hossein Taeb

Hossein Taeb
حسین طائب
1963
Tehran
Male
Seminary Eduacation
Yes
Alive
18 Jan 2021
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  • Intelligence Interrogator (1981 - 1985)
  • Deputy of Intelligence Office, Qom (1985 - 1988)
  • Deputy of Counterintelligence (1989 - 1995)
  • Deputy of IRGC Intelligence (1999 - 2006)
    • Human Rights Violation: Suppressing the student protests (July 1999) read more
      Institution
      Intelligence Organisation
      Location
      Tehran
      Rights Violated
      Right to freedom from torture, Right to freedom of assembly, Right to freedom of expression
      Description

      As a deputy of the IRGC Intelligence Organisation, Taeb is responsible for violent crackdowns on student protesters, mass arrests and interrogations under coercion and torture during student protests in July 1999. 

      Following the closure of Salam newspaper on July 6, 1999, a protest was held in the dormitory of the University of Tehran. Following the protest, plainclothes forces (consisting of the Basij and extremist militias such as Ansar Hezbollah) stormed the university dormitory, beating students and destroying property and arresting large numbers of students.

      Sources

      “Witness Testimony: Ali Afshari”, Iran Human Rights Document Centre, 4 May 2011

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xA6a0ndc1Gw

  • Deputy of NAJA Intelligence Protection (17 Sep 2000 - 28 Aug 2005)
  • Commander of Basij (Jul 2008 - Oct 2009)
    • Human Rights Violation: Killing and suppressing post-election peaceful protesters (Jun 2009 - Jul 2009) read more
      Institution
      Basij Organisation
      Location
      (National)
      Rights Violated
      Right to freedom of assembly, Right to freedom of expression, Right to life
      Description

      As  Commander of the Basij, Taeb is responsible for violent crackdowns and killing peaceful protesters to the results of the 2009 presidential election, which led to the death of at least 80 protesters. 

      Following the announcement of the results of the tenth round of the Iranian presidential election and the victory of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, widespread protests were held in Iranian cities. The protests were severely repressed by riot police, the IRGC and the Basij, killing at least 70 people, injuring thousands and leading to widespread arrests.

      Sources

       “Iran election protests: the dead, jailed and missing”, Simon Jeffrey, Guardian, 29 Jul 2009

       https://www.theguardian.com/world/blog/2009/jul/29/iran-election-protest-dead-missing

      Ian Black, “The Rise of Iran’s Other Police Force”, The Guardian, 17 June 2009

      https://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/jun/17/basiji-militia-iran-election-protests

       
      Legal Developments

      On 28 September 2010, Taeb was sanctioned through an executive order by the US president for his role in “Serious human rights abuses”. As a result, Taeb was banned from entering the US and his assets in the US or in control of US companies and banks anywhere were blocked. 

      On 12 April 2011, Taeb’s name was put on the European Union’s list of sanctions for his role in “securing apparatus and equipment for the purpose of supporting the Syrian regime in repressing its opposition.” He was banned from travelling to European Union countries and his assets in these countries were frozen.

    • Human Rights Violation: Covering up the torture, rape and murder of Taraneh Mousavi ( 28 June 2009) read more
      Institution
      Basij Organisation
      Location
      Tehran
      Rights Violated
      Right to freedom from torture, Right to freedom of assembly, Right to life
      Description
       

      He is responsible for covering up the murder of Taraneh Mousawi, a participant in the 2009 protest against the result of the controversial presidential election, who was raped and murdered in detention. 

      Sources
       

      Shadi Sadr and Shadi Amin,  “Crime and Impunity: Sexual Torture of Women in Islamic Republic Prisons”, Justice For Iran, (Farsi Vesrion), pp 70-73

      Legal Developments

      On 28 September 2010, Taeb was sanctioned through an executive order by the US president for his role in “Serious human rights abuses”. As a result, Taeb was banned from entering the US and his assets in the US or in control of US companies and banks anywhere were blocked. 

       

      On 12 April 2011, Taeb’s name was put on the European Union’s list of sanctions for his role in “securing apparatus and equipment for the purpose of supporting the Syrian regime in repressing its opposition.” He was banned from travelling to European Union countries and his assets in these countries were frozen.

  • Head of Intelligence Office, Razavi Khorasan Province (Unknown)
  • member of IRGC , Tehran, District 10 (1982 - present)
  • Coordinator of the Supreme Leader\'s Office (1995 - present)
  • Head of IRGC Intelligence (Sep 2009 - present)
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.