Mohammad Ali Ramin

Mohammad Ali Ramin
محمدعلی رامین
1953
دزفول
Male
کارشناسی ارشد مهندسی مکانیک
No
Alive
3 Dec 2020
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  • Press Advisor to the President, National (2006 - Aug 2009)
  • Press and information deputy of Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, National (Nov 2009 - Dec 2010)
    • Human Rights Violation: Seizure of press and suppression of freedom of expression (Nov 2009 - Dec 2010) read more
      Institution
      Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance
      Location
      (National)
      Rights Violated
      Right to freedom of expression
      Description

      Mohammad Ali Ramin, as the press deputy of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance in Ahmadinejad's administration, is responsible for censoring the press, the seizure of newspapers and the detention of journalists. Specifically, he is  responsible for 9 licence revocation, 15 bans and 61 written warnings to press and media outlets. His one-year tenure was accompanied by a new record in reprimanding and banning the press critical of the government in Iranian history.

      Sources

      The 10th government banned 46 press publications, Tabnak, 2013

      https://www.tabnak.ir/fa/news/361352/%D8%AF%D9%88%D9%84%D8%AA-%D8%AF%D9%87%D9%85-46-%D9%86%D8%B4%D8%B1%DB%8C%D9%87-%D8%B1%D8%A7-%D8%AA%D9%88%D9%82%DB%8C%D9%81-%DA%A9%D8%B1%D8%AF

      Legal Developments

      On 25 April, 2012, the European Union placed seventeen Iranian officials on the human rights sanctions list, including Mohammad Ali Ramin, for their role in widespread and gross violations of the rights of Iranian citizens. Under the decision, Ramin will be barred from entering the EU and his assets will be confiscated in Europe. According to the EU statement, Mohammad Ali Ramin has been placed on a sanctions list for censoring the press and having direct responsibility for banning newspapers and intimidation and arrest of journalists.

  • Advisor to the Head of the IRIB, National (Unknown)
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.