Sabzevar Rezaee Mirghaed

AKA: Mohsen Rezaee

Sabzevar Rezaee Mirghaed
سبزوار رضایی میرقائد
0000
Lali, Masjed Suleiman
Male
PhD in Economy
No
Alive
5 Dec 2020
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  • Member of the IRGC Statute Board, National (0000)
  • Founder and commander of the IRGC’s intelligence unit, National (0000)
    • Human Rights Violation: Participation in the repression, torture and execution of political opponents (0000) read more
      Institution
      IRGC
      Location
      (National)
      Rights Violated
      Right to freedom from torture, Right to life
      Description

      As the head of the IRGC's intelligence unit at the beginning of the revolution, Mohsen Rezaee was involved in the arrest, torture, imprisonment, prosecution, and execution of members or supporters of political organisations opposed to the Islamic Republic. The IRGC intelligence in Tehran and many other cities was the main institution responsible for the repression and elimination of the opposition of the Islamic Republic of Iran, which targeted mainly the Marxist political organisations and the Mojahedin Khalq Organisation (MEK).

      Sources

      Impunity: Torture and Sexual Violence Against Female Political Prisoners, Justice for Iran, 2011

      https://justice4iran.org/persian/other/crimes-impunity2

  • Chief Commander of the IRGC, National (0000)
  • Commander of Khatam al Anbia HQ, National (0000)
  • Member and secretary of Expediency Discernment Council, National (0000 - present)
    • Human Rights Violation: Supporting the suppression of protesters (0000) read more
      Institution
      Expediency Discernment Council
      Location
      (National)
      Rights Violated
      Right to freedom of assembly, Right to life
      Description

      Mohsen Rezaee, secretary of the Expediency Council, claimed that the peaceful protests in various cities of the country had been planned and carried out by foreign powers and supported the widespread and violent repression of protesters. The nationwide protests of 2017-2018, known as the protests of January 2018, were widespread demonstrations in protest of inflation and corruption, which began on 27 December, 2017 in Mashhad and several cities in Khorasan province and quickly spread throughout Iran and include harsher anti-government slogans. The crackdown on protesters led to the deaths of at least 25 protesters and several detainees who were killed under torture.

      Sources

      Mohsen Rezaei: Head of the CIA Special Operations Desk’s trip to Erbil on the Turmoil in Iran, Tasnim

      https://justice4iran.org/persian/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Rezaei-1.pdf

      The latest death toll in the protests; Judiciary Spokesman: 25 people were killed in the street, Radio Farda, 15 December, 2017

      https://www.radiofarda.com/a/iran_judiciary_mohseni_ezhei_protests/28974896.html

       

    • Human Rights Violation: Supporting the suppression of the rights of the Gonabadi Darwish minority (19 Feb 2018 - 20 Feb 2018) read more
      Institution
      Expediency Discernment Council
      Location
      Tehran (Tehran Province)
      Rights Violated
      Right to freedom from torture, Right to freedom of assembly, Right to life
      Description

      Mohsen Rezaei, as the secretary of the Expediency Discernment Council, supported and praised the police force for brutally suppressing the Gonabadi dervishes in the events known as the "Seventh Golestan".

      On 19 February, 2018, a number of Gonabadi dervishes from Sufi religious minorities in Iran gathered on Golestan 7th Street in Tehran to protest the arrest of their comrades and impose restrictions on Noor Ali Tabandeh, the dervishes' spiritual leader. The rally was violently attacked by police and security forces, and protesters were severely beaten. 170 dervishes were taken to hospital due to the severity of their injuries and about 300 of them were arrested, including Mohammad Raji, who died in Shapur Detention Centre due to the severity of his injuries.

       Dozens of Gonabadi dervishes were tried in an unjust manner and sentenced to severe imprisonment, flogging and deportation. Mohammad Salas, one of arrested Dervishes, was tried on charges of murdering three police officers by running them over by a bus while he repeatedly denied the charges and asserted that his false confessions were obtained under severe torture.  Salas was executed, on June 2018, only on the basis of confessions obtained under torture.

      Sources

      Mohsen Rezaei appreciates the NAJA’s good tact, the official website of the Expediency Council, 1 July, 2018

      https://justice4iran.org/persian/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Rezaei-2.pdf

  • Re-membership in the IRGC and teaching at Imam Hussein University, National (0000 - 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.