Heydar Moslehi

Heydar Moslehi
حیدر مصلحی
BA in Theology
5 Dec 2020
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  • Head of Endowment Organisation, National (2006 - 2009)
  • Head of Endowment Organisation, National (2006 - 2009)
  • Minister of Intelligence, National (2009 - 2014)
    • Human Rights Violation: Suppression of peaceful protests (2009) read more
      Ministry of Intelligence
      Rights Violated
      Right to freedom from torture, Right to freedom of assembly, Right to freedom of expression, Right to life

      Heydar Moslehi, as Minister of Intelligence, has played a key role in detaining and repressing, torturing and raping protesters against the results of the 2009 presidential election, as well as in obtaining forced and false confessions from political activists under pressure and torture.

      In a speech in September 2010, referring to the key role of the Ministry of Intelligence in suppressing  peaceful protests, Moslehi said: 

      "After the sedition of 2009 [protests against the election results of 2009], [the Ministry of Intelligence] was able to Reconstruct itself and neutralize that sedition with full authority and with the help of other institutions and organisations in the system."

      Following the announcement of the results of the 10th presidential election in Iran and the victory of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, widespread peaceful protests were held in Iranian cities. These protests were brutally suppressed by the intelligence and security forces, killing at least 70 people, injuring thousands and mass arrests which led to the death of several detainees under torture.


      Impunity: Torture and Sexual Violence Against Female Political Prisoners in the Islamic Republic, Justice for Iran, 2010


      Arrested, beaten and raped: an Iran protester's tale, The Guardian, 2009


      Iran : des médecins dénoncent la terreur dans les hôpitaux, Le Figaro, 6 July 2009


      Moslehi: The Ministry of Intelligence was repaired and reconstructed after the sedition 2009, Radio Farda, 2010


      Minister of Intelligence accuses opposition leaders of holding a meeting in "Britain", Radio Farda, 2009


      Legal Developments

      In a decision dated 18 October 2011, the European Union placed Heydar Moslehi on the human rights sanctions listfor his role in the widespread and severe violation of the rights of Iranian citizens. According to the decision, Moslehi will be barred from entering the union and all his assets will be confiscated in Europe. According to the EU statement, Moslehi was sanctioned for the continued and widespread use of "tools of persecution and torture" by the forces under his command and the "arbitrary detention of dissidents and protesters" during the peaceful protests against the results of 2009 presidential election.

      In October 2010, the US Treasury Department placed Moslehi on the US list of human rights sanctions, emphasizing on the role of Moslehi as Minister of Intelligence in suppressing protests against the 2009 election results, "beatings," “murder”, "psychological torture," and "sexual abuse" of detainees in the ward. 209 Evin Prison, which is controlled by the Ministry of Intelligence. Under the decision, Moslehi’s assets in the US or in the possession of American companies will be seized and he will be barred from entering the country. 



  • Head of the Organisation for the Publication of the Clergy’s participation in the Holy Defence, National (2013 - 2018)
  • S.L Rep in Karbala HQ, Tehran Province (Unknown)
  • S.L Rep in Khatam al Anbia HQ, Tehran Province (Unknown)
  • S.L Rep in IRGC Ground force, National (Unknown)
  • S.L Rep in Basij, National (Unknown)
  • S.L Rep in IRGC Air Force, Tehran Province (Unknown)
  • Member of the council of S.L Reps’ in Sunni regions, National (Unknown)
  • Member of the Guardian Councils Supervisory Central Committee, Tehran Province (Unknown)
  • Member of the Guardian Councils Supervisory Central Committee, Tehran Province (Unknown)
  • Deputy Head of the Political Ideological Office of the Commander-in-Chief, National (2018 - 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.