Mohammad Reza Naqdi

Mohammad Reza Naqdi
محمدرضا نقدی
6 Dec 2020
image/svg+xml ExpediencyDiscernmentCouncil SupremeLeader'sOffice GuardianCouncil Judiciary ExecutivePower Parliament Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran General Staff ofArmed Forces Army IRGC Police(NAJA) Assembly of Expertsfor Leadership Supreme NationalSecurity Council Supreme Councilfor Cyberspace Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution IRIB
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 a decision dated 13 April, 2011, the EU added Mohammad Reza Naqdi to its human rights sanctions list for his role in gross violation of human rights. According to this decision, Naghdi was banned  from entering the EU and all his assets in Europe will be confiscated. According to the EU statement, “Mohammad Reza Naqdi was responsible for or complicit in Basij abuses occurring in late 2009, including the violent response to the December 2009 Ashura Day protests, which resulted in up to 15 deaths and the arrests of hundreds of protesters.”


In March 2011, the US Treasury Department also referred to the role of Mohammad Reza Naqdi as the Basij commander in suppressing protesters against the results of the 2009 election, and his participation as the head of the Basij Organization in the "interrogations at Kahrizak Detention Center" and "extracting  forced confessions from reformist leaders" put him on his list of human rights sanctions. Under the sanctions, Mohammad Reza Naqdi's potential assets in the United States will be frozen and he will be barred from entering the country.