Gholamali Rezvani

Gholamali Rezvani
غلامعلی رضوانی
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2 Dec 2020
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  • Political and Security Deputy of the Provincial Governor, Gilan Province (Jan 2009 - Sep 2012)
    • Human Rights Violation: Disrupting the judicial process in order to put pressure on religious minorities (Oct 2011) read more
      Location
      (Gilan Province)
      Rights Violated
      Right to a fair trial, Right to freedom of religion and belief, Right to life
      Description

      Gholam-Ali Rezvani, as the deputy Governor of Gilan, has been involved in disrupting the judicial process in order to put pressure on religious minorities as well as defending discriminatory sentences against religious minorities. In an interview with Fars News Agency in October 2011, he said about Yousef Nadarkhani, an imprisoned priest: "Yousef Nadarkhani is a Zionist and the founder of a house of corruption." "The subject of this person's crime and his death sentence is not his belief and religion ... but he is a Zionist and has a security crime." However, Yousef Nadarkhani, an Iranian evangelical pastor, and his wife, both of whom converted from Islam to Christianity, were arrested in 2009 in Rasht. The court charged Naderkhani with “apostasy”, "abandoning the religion" and "inviting other Muslims to Christianity", "creating a secret church in his house" and "expressing open opposition to Islam". His death sentence for apostasy was upheld by the Guilan Court of Appeals on 22 September, 2010.

      Sources

      Yousef Nadarkhani's lawyer: My client is accused of apostasy, Radio Zamaneh, October 2011

      https://www.radiozamaneh.com/36631

      Issuance of death sentence for Yousef Nadarkhani, Christian priest, Radio Farda, 2010

      https://www.radiofarda.com/a/f7_pkg_on_yousef_nadarkhani_situation/2240262.html

      Lawyer Yousef Nadarkhani: the abolish of Nadarkhani’s apostasy sentence has been conditioned to Nadarkhani's repentance

      https://persian.iranhumanrights.org/1390/04/nadarkhani_tobeh/

      Legal Developments

      On 25 April, 2012, the European Union placed Gholamali Rezvani on the human rights sanctions list for "responsibility for serious human rights violations in the judicial process." According to the decision, Rezvani will be barred from entering the union, as well as his assets in Europe.

  • Secretary of the Coordinating Council of Drug Control, Gilan Province (Jan 2009 - Sep 2012)
  • Political and Security deputy of provincial governor, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province (12 Oct 2012 - Oct 2013)
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.