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 (0000)
    • Human Rights Violation: Disrupting the judicial process in order to put pressure on religious minorities (0000) read more
      (Gilan Province)
      Rights Violated
      Right to a fair trial, Right to freedom of religion and belief, Right to life

      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.


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

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

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

  • Secretary of the Coordinating Council of Drug Control, Gilan Province (0000)
  • Political and Security deputy of provincial governor, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province (12 Oct 2012 - 0000)
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 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.