Sohrab Soleimani

Sohrab Soleimani
سهراب سلیمانی
18 Jan 2021
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  • Head of Prisons, Tehran Province (2001 - May 2016)
    • Human Rights Violation: Violations of prisoners’ human rights (2001 - May 2016) read more
      Prisons Organisation
      (Tehran Province)
      Rights Violated
      Right to freedom from torture, Right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health

      As the head of the Prison Organisation in Tehran Province, Soleimani is responsible for abuse, inhuman and degrading ill-treatment of prisoners including the severe beating of inmates of ward 350 of Evin Prison in 12 April 2014 which led to serious injuries of several prisoners.


      “Justice for Iran:  identifies Islamic Republic state authorities responsible for human rights violations committed against Evin Ward 350 prisoners”, Justice For Iran, 2 May 2014,

      Saeed Kamali Dehghan,  “Iranian prisoners allegedly forced to run gauntlet of armed guards”, The Guardian, 22 April 2014

  • Deputy of Security and Disciplinary affairs of Prisons Organisation (Jun 2016 - 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.
In 13 April 2017 , the U.S Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned the Tehran Prisons Organization and Sohrab Soleimani, a senior official within Iran’s State Prison Organization, in connection with serious human rights abuses in Iran. As a result, Soleimani has been banned from entering the United States and his assets in the US or under control of American companies or banks have been frozen.