Seyed Amir Mortazavi

Seyed Amir Mortazavi
سید امیر مرتضوی
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Alive
4 Dec 2020
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  • Deputy of Crime Prevention of Mashhad Public and Revolutionary Prosecutor, Mashhad (Razavi Khorasan Province) (26 Aug 2006 - present)
    • Human Rights Violation: Participation in issuance and carrying out mass and secret executions of prisoners (26 Aug 2006 - 2011) read more
      Institution
      Prosecution Offices
      Location
      Mashhad (Razavi Khorasan Province)
      Rights Violated
      Right to a fair trial, Right to life
      Description

      During Mortazavi's tenure as Mashhad's Deputy Prosecutor, a large number of prisoners were secretly executed, without going through the legal process and without informing their lawyers and families. From June 2010 to December 2010, more than 100 prisoners were secretly executed en masse in Vakilabad Prison in Mashhad, without any official announcement. Also, from late March 2011 to May 2011, at least 70 prisoners were secretly executed in groups in Vakilabad prison.

      Sources

      Disclosure of the names of 110 prisoners who were secretly executed, Iran Human Rights Campaign, 6 December, 2011

      https://justice4iran.org/persian/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Larijani-8.pdf

      Continuation of secret executions in Vakilabad prison, Mashhad, Iran Human Rights Campaign, June 2011

      https://persian.iranhumanrights.org/1390/03/executions_vakilabad_90/

      Legal Developments

      On 13 April, 2011, the European Union placed 32 Iranian officials, including Amir Mortazavi, on its human rights sanctions list for their role in widespread and gross violations of the rights of Iranian citizens. According to this decision, Mortazavi was banned from entering the countries of this union and all his assets were confiscated in Europe. According to the EU statement, the trials under Seyyed Amir Mortazavi’s prosecution were held summarily, behind closed doors, and without adherence to the basic rights of the accused. In these trials, the death sentences were issued extensively without observance of fair hearing procedures.

  • Deputy of Crime Prevention of the Judicial Administration of the province, Razavi Khorasan Province (Sep 2011 - 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.